What do you expect? I’ve been filming all week. But now we’ve wrapped and I plan to catch up with THE REVENANT and HATEFUL EIGHT and some nicer older movies.
Above is a frosty image from Lev Kuleshov’s 1926 icecapade PO ZAKONU, because it reminds me of the hardships we faced out on a freezing hill.
Meanwhile, Sight & Sound have published their lists of best DVDs of the year —
Regular Shadowplayer Anne Billson and Trevor Johnstone both list DRAGON INN, to which I contributed a video essay.
Philip Concannon and Sam Wigley go for A NEW LEAF, which has another vid essay by me.
Sam Dunn and Neil Sinyard include SECONDS, which has a text piece I wrote.
David Thompson cites DIARY OF A LOST GIRL — another video essay, written by me and narrated by Fiona.
Michael Brooke and Philip Kemp each include WOODEN CROSSES, again from Masters of Cinema, produced by Bernard Natan.
Most exciting of all, Pamela Hutchinson of The Guardian and Silent London lists NATAN itself, the documentary I made with Paul Duane and which is available from Amazon.fr.
It’s official — I have been working too hard.