28 June 2007
24 June 2007
"My favourite of Cassavetes films...very explosive...very raw" Pedro Almodovar.
IMDB entry for Opening Night, link.
Part of the John Cassavetes season at BFI Southbank, link to earlier post.
BFI Southbank, link.
19 June 2007
17 June 2007
16 June 2007
BFI Southbank - 'When a Woman Ascends the Stairs', link.
IMDB entry for Mikio Naruse, link.
Articles on Naruse on 'Senses of Cinema', link and 'Bright Lights Film Journal', link.
Bumper month for fans of Peter Watkins, BFI Southbank (National Film Theatre in old money) is showing 'Privilege' during July (Sunday 29th and Tuesday 31st) along with 'Forgotten Faces'. From the programme "Ahead of the game in '67, Watkins forsees the complete assimilation and exploitation of rock 'n' roll music by 'The Man': in this case the Christian Right. A reluctant, tortured Christ like poster-boy - sharply played by Paul Jones of Manfred Mann - fronts an overblown version of Onward Christian Soldiers alongside giant crucifixes, before he cracks under pressure. Only Jean Shrimpton questions the facade."
Also, I think I saw earlier today that Eurkea/Masters of Cinema were giving their normally excellent treatment to 'Edvard Munch', however I can't seem to see any reference to it on their site.
I quite fancy seeing 'Privilege' on the big screen, it remains one of the hardest British films of the 1960's to actually see.
Peter Watkins's own website, link.
Bright Lights Film Journal article on Privilege by Tom Sutpen, link.
Pan Paperback book cover, link.
Paul Jones sings songs from 'Privilege' (HMV EMI EP front & rear), link.
02 June 2007
...well nearly. I found out by accident that Peter Falk was here this week to promote his book 'Just One More Thing' meanwhile over at the NFT they have a Cassavetes season this month (15th-30th June).
Sadly I also found out the book signing event at Piccadilly branch of Waterstone's was cancelled as he had to return to the US. Had I known I might have popped along, I picked up a copy of the book for a browse and it looks decent.
Review of 'Just One More Thing' on the Waterstones site, link.
Cassavetes season at NFT, link.