Archive for The Chiseler

Face the Musical

Posted in FILM, MUSIC with tags , on February 28, 2017 by dcairns


Thoughts on musicals, some old, some new — all at The Chiseler.

Red Scare

Posted in FILM, Politics with tags , , , , , on December 19, 2016 by dcairns


First Cromwell entry of the week — THE WORLD AND THE FLESH, over at The Chiseler. This delirious slice of sex and Bolshevism stars Miriam Hopkins and George Bancroft (she gives him sex and he gives her Bolshevism, but good) and has to be seen to be believed, which is unfortunate, since it’s almost impossible to see. I realised I had a copy of this oddity, and hastened to view, but my disc is pretty damn fuzzy. It looks like the above image, when it ought to look more like the below ~


Don’t forget to click through to experience the madness.

The Sunday Intertitle: Presenting the Lumiere Sisters

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on December 18, 2016 by dcairns


If you don’t know Silent London, you should, even if you’re a non-cockney. I have co-contributed an article, basically providing bits of word-glue, and the wonderful Pamela Hutchinson of SL has kindly published it. Here.

You can either try to puzzle out the meaning of the resulting oddity, or you can try to guess which bits I wrote and who my sisters are (they both hang out at The Chiseler). Or both.

Oh, it’s called Better Stars Than There Are In Heaven, and I am happy to claim credit for that suggestion.