Archive for The Chiseler

Optic Nervousness

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , on August 31, 2016 by dcairns


I’m one of several contributors, with Daniel Riccuito, Jennifer Matsui and Tom Sutpen, to another piece over at The Chiseler — a collaboration where even I can’t tell which parts I wrote. Points to anyone who identifies a Cairns sentence correctly. I may not be the idiosyncratic genius we always thought — or maybe Daniel, Jennifer and Tom are too? Yes, I prefer that explanation.

I won’t say what it’s about — you may have to decide for yourself. But I will say that it’s here.

Look the other fellow in the eye

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on August 30, 2016 by dcairns


Yes, I want to write something about Gene Wilder.

Meanwhile, over at The Chiseler, James Cagney features in The Greatest Close-Up of 1939. Click.

Suffering from gas

Posted in FILM, Theatre with tags , , , on July 6, 2016 by dcairns


A laid-back Walbrook in the original film of GASLIGHT. Chiseled here.