Archive for The Notebook

Pola Hilarity

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , on January 11, 2019 by dcairns

I got to view some screeners so I could preview MoMA New York’s festival of film preservation, To Save and Project. Here.

As hinted above, the treasures include Pola Negri in Ernst Lubitsch’s FORBIDDEN PARADISE, long unavailable and incomplete… Major Lube!


Teen Heartburn

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on December 20, 2018 by dcairns

New edition of The Forgotten. Not in any way festive. But worth it. Not everything has to be Christmassy on December 20th, right?



Posted in FILM, Politics with tags , , , , , , , on December 6, 2018 by dcairns

The Late Show expands over to The Notebook with a new edition of The Forgotten, in order to consider Bernard “Mad” Vorhaus’s SO YOUNG, SO BAD, the quote quickie king’s penultimate film, his last US one before the blacklist slammed the door in his face. Girls in prison! Tracking shots into empty rooms! Careful with that fire hose! Here.

Stars Victor and Muriel Laszlo, Altaira Morbius and Googie Gomez.

Plus, we have new entries! Friend and collaborator Scout Tafoya weighs in on THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND at Apocalypse Now, with an individual approach I just loved, swerving midstream to also encompass Bud Boetticher’s last western.

And another friend, Jaime N. Christley, takes a radically different approach to the same/a similar subject at his Filmsaurus, here. Both are must-reads, I promise you. Tears in my eyes.

And we have another MUMMY limerick, because you can never have too many MUMMY limericks (apparently).

Tomorrow: more links (I hope) and a new edition of The Shadowcast!