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Watch the Birdie

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on October 19, 2017 by dcairns

This fortnight’s Forgotten is now available — and this time you can watch the film as well as reading about it. Better yet, the film is Raoul Servais’ 8-minute comic horror HARPYA, which must be seen to be disbelieved.


Sex Poodle

Posted in FILM, MUSIC with tags , , , , on September 28, 2017 by dcairns

Billy Wilder never had a good word to say about THE EMPEROR WALTZ, a post-war mis-step on the path to SUNSET BLVD. This Bing Crosby period musical really deserves to be seen — not that it’s a good film, but it shows Wilder’s talents straining and grinding against thin air in a way they never had to again. Fascinating!

This fortnight’s Forgotten, over at The Notebook.

Me Old Dutch

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on September 7, 2017 by dcairns

London! I’ll tell you more about it later. Very much enjoying this symposium on British sixties film, which ends today. Appropriately enough, here’s the new Forgotten, examining Stanley Donen’s Dutch-tilted farrago ARABESQUE, for which I have more than a little residual affection ~

Over at The Notebook.