Archive for The Forgotten

Small Boy Goes Godzilla on the Funicular

Posted in Dance, FILM, MUSIC with tags , , , , on July 5, 2018 by dcairns

You’ll be hearing a lot more about stuff I saw in Bologna, I’m afraid, First up is a Forgotten on CAROSELLO NAPOLITANO, an intoxicating visual-aural feast, by one of the great one-shot directors. Add Ettore Giannini to the company of Herk Harvey and Charles Laughton…

More here.


Mouth Piece

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , , , on June 8, 2018 by dcairns

Thursday’s Forgotten, on Friday — too busy yesterday boosting my Chaplin video essay — here’s what you may have missed — French silent comedy with what J.J. Hunsecker might call “a cheap, gruesome gag” — a man with his head impaled by a clarinet — but I somehow love it.


Births, Deaths and Marriages

Posted in FILM, literature with tags , , , , , , on May 10, 2018 by dcairns

A tender-hearted boxing match for fathers — an uncanny pre-echo of A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN — Coney Island in her pomp — cracker barrel philosophy — cracker barrel sociology — phony stars that aren’t phony — all in Frank Borzage’s BAD GIRL, a movie with everything except a bad girl.

Showing soon at MoMA in New York, written up today at The Forgotten.