Archive for The Auteurs’ Notebook

Gerard Philipe is on the phone to Edinburgh

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , on May 20, 2010 by dcairns

There will be no Forgotten today, what with something called the Cannes Film Festival keeping them busy over at something called The Daily Notebook, formerly The Auteurs’ Notebook, at Mubi, formerly The Auteurs.

So you have to wait a week to read about this movie, I’m afraid.

He really IS on the phone to Edinburgh, or so he says. He claims he’s talking to Valerie Hobson. Well, he would, wouldn’t he? Anybody know the film?

Here’s another great Gerard movie UK readers can buy for cheap:
La Ronde [1950] [DVD]

Swing High

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on May 13, 2010 by dcairns

My editor may be tramping along the Croisette in Cannes right now, but he still brings you this week’s The Forgotten, over at The Auteurs’ Notebook. Answering, among other unasked questions, what was Joel Grey up to in between CABARET and REMO: UNARMED AND DANGEROUS?

Bathtime for Babyface

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , on May 6, 2010 by dcairns

Mickey Rooney bathes like this every single day of his life.

For more interesting things you didn’t want to know about the man who married Ava Gardner–and cheated on her–head over to the new Forgotten at The Auteurs’ Notebook, where I attempt to express my admiration for the Great Man, while simultaneously bellowing in horror and clawing helplessly at my eyeballs.