Archive for The Notebook

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…

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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.


Slightly Foxed

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , , on May 22, 2018 by dcairns

Part two of my partial round-up of films from the Fox archive screening in New york is up, here. It’s a mixture of repurposed Shadowplay posts which may sound familiar, and all-new observations on films by Borzage, Dwan, Walsh and others. Plus, bonus El Brendel-bashing. Image from John Ford’s THE BRAT.