Archive for The Late Show: The Late Films Blogathon

Blogathon Man

Posted in FILM, MUSIC with tags , , , , on December 1, 2017 by dcairns

Here’s where you can read links to the latest entries in The Late Show: The Late Movies Blogathon.

Matthew David Wilder guest-blogs below with an indescribable meditation I guess you’d call it on late cinema, late humanity, lateness itself. It’s beautiful. Here.

David Ehrenstein got in early with a tribute to what a friend of mine insisted on calling UNDER THE MERRY TUNE, the first and last dramatic feature film directed by the artist we can safely go back to calling Prince, I think. Here!

First-time participant Jonathan Wertheim weighs in on Sydney Greenstreet’s swan song, MALAYA, here.

Gareth, of Gareth’s movie Diary, long-term contributor, delivers an appreciation of a Val Guest picture which should qualify as late since it’s thirty years into the man’s career, but I think he still had twenty-odd years to go. Are all Val Guest movies late? Could be. Anyway, this is a good one, and a good piece! Here.

Regular guest Shadowplayer David Melville Wingrove assesses Gerard Philipe’s final outing here.

More will follow. You can read my own latest entries underneath this one, if I can figure out how to pin it to the top. I’m pretty sure I shouldn’t use an actual pin.


…just don’t call me late for supper

Posted in FILM with tags , , on November 30, 2017 by dcairns

The Late Show: The Late Movies Blogathon starts tomorrow. Just thought I’d say that again.

It runs for a week. I will link to or publish ANYTHING that fits the theme, including cool pieces you might have written years ago and published years ago. It might also be nice if you recommend some really good late films not yet covered, since so far this year I have been mainly seeing somewhat turkeyish material.

BUT I am going to watch Ken Russell’s THE FALL OF THE LOUSE OF USHER for which I have… hopes. Watching a Ken Russell film is never a bad idea. Always remember: Life is not a Ken Loach movie; It is a Ken Russell Movie. Act accordingly.

It’s Later Than I Thunk

Posted in FILM with tags on November 21, 2017 by dcairns

Here are some banners. The first two are from Abel Gance’s swan song, THE BATTLE OF AUSTERLITZ.

Next up, Fritz Lang’s penultimate opus, THE INDIAN TOMB. It’s time, once again, for THE LATE SHOW: The Late Movies Blogathon. And I am asking you, yes YOU! to get involved and write something about a filmmaker or star’s last or near-last work.

John Cromwell’s THE GODDESS follows. Not his very last, but his last Hollywood film as director, and subject of a piece which prompted some valuable reflections from the director’s son.

And finally, MIRACLES FOR SALE, Tod Browning’s delightful final entry, which Fiona, my good lady wife, wrote up last year.

Consider yourselves nudged! David E, Phoebe, Matthew, Brandon, Gareth, the lovely strange Joseph Breen fans, all of you! I hope to hear from you soon.