Archive for The Forgotten

Polar Opposite

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on February 4, 2016 by dcairns


One has to regret the linguistic quirk that causes Swedish and Danish films to end with a word which may mean “The End” as far as they’re concerned, but seems like a hurled imprecation to English-language viewers. When the movie ends with a romantic clinch it’s even more unfortunate, though in the case of MURDER MELODY (above) the cavorting bear is a cheerily surreal addition.

More on this film, a fun murder mystery directed by Bodil Ipsen, over at the Notebook in this week’s edition of The Forgotten.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Hitler

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , on December 24, 2015 by dcairns


…or indeed Heydrich, in HITLER’S MADMAN, an uneven but fascinating propaganda flick from the great Douglas Sirk. This week’s Forgotten concludes our Sirk season to accompany the Lincoln Centre’s magnificent New York retrospective.

My Name is Legion

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , on December 17, 2015 by dcairns


Charles Boyer frocks up for Sirk over at The Forgotten, in the second in our little series triggered by the New York retrospective.


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