Watched the surviving fragments of this lost film which amounts to mere minutes, it's such a shame that great art like this no longer exists. Emil Jannings won the first ever Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and just from the short extract you can tell it would have been well deserved.
4:3 TV Version.
There's so much cool in this colourful post-noir re-imagining of Ernest Hemingway's The Killers it's hard to believe it was originally planned to be the first ever made-for-tv movie. First adapted by Robert Siodmak in 1946, director Don Siegel puts his own spin on it, taking the basic story and expanding on the cynicism by shifting the narrative focal point onto the two hitmen, two cold blooded anti-heroes with absolutely no redeeming qualities or sympathetic traits.
The Final Cut. Cinema City, Norwich.
Tonight my dream came true. Blade Runner on the big screen. Every time I watch it it's a different experience, there's something new that I didn't notice before, details emerge from the rain and smog that weren't apparent before. Hearing the reverberating sound that begins the film, I was immediately immersed in the tech-noir world of Los Angeles, 2019 and this followed by the opening shots of industrial cityscape sent chills down my spine,…
The Lady Eve is Preston Sturges at the absolute top of his game in this beloved screwball comedy. The battle-of-the-sexes type romance has been done to death at this point in time but it has never retained the brilliance and genius that Sturges, or indeed other classic Hollywood filmmakers like George Cukor displayed in the golden age.
The casting could not be better and rarely do we see such perfection, Henry Fonda as the gullible yet amiable Everyman is a…