I like movies about ghosts.
I interviewed Tokyo Melody director Elizabeth Lennard on the occasion of Japan Society's screening of a rare 16mm print. We discuss the low-budget filmmaking, the Akiko Yano duet, Lennard and Sakamoto's shared love of nonlinear art and how it informs the way the film is edited, and Lennard's photographs of Warhol, Jerry Lewis and Chantal Akerman!
"Shot in 7 days with a small crew, the limited resources did not prevent Lennard from portraying many facets of Sakamoto’s art."
What if Celine & Julie Go Boating or Daisies was a horror movie? In Death Game, two rebellious women wreak havoc on an upperclass businessman's life. The lead actresses were writers on the film + worked on a Keanu Reeves remake (!).
A few favorite stills and moments here: sphinxinthenight.wordpress.com/2022/10/28/horror-film-recommendation-death-game-1977-peter-s-traynor/
tired: wondering what it was like to be in the audience when Alien (1979) debuted and having no idea about the famed chest-bursting scene coming
wired: wondering what it was like to be in the audience when Ivan the Terrible Pt II debuted and having no warning about the color section coming in near the end
1. photography by Ophuls' regular DP, Christian Matras 🤩
2. file this under "films I can't believe got made"
3. film's lesbian themes and background expertly dissected here: bombmagazine.org/articles/jacqueline-audrys-olivia/ and here hyperallergic.com/512644/jacqueline-audry-olivia/, the writings that got me to hurry up and watch this