Started by lauraxsynthesis, February 10, 2023, 10:55:17 AM
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on September 26, 2023, 09:48:38 AMI was reading about Richard Williams The Thief And The Cobbler last night and disappeared down a wiki wormhole that led to 1940's The Thief Of Bagdad, and that Powell was one of six directors who had apparently worked on it
Quote from: lauraxsynthesis on September 26, 2023, 01:28:22 PMA few months back there was an amazing art film/installation depicting an uprising by the cast of Thief of Bagdad against Michael Powell. There's a trailer that gives a flavour: https://www.southlondongallery.org/exhibitions/michelle-williams-gamaker/Oh wow, that sounds fascinating, I'd love to have seen that.
Quote from: daf on August 14, 2023, 09:16:23 AMShowing of 'The Small Back Room' on Talking Pictures TV at 3:15pm.As well as being a pre-Black Narcissus team up of Byron (swoon!) and Farrar, it features a young Sid James (as 'Knucksie' the barman) in what must be one of his first film appearances (though he still looks like an old pickled walnut!)Do not miss!
Quote from: daf on October 11, 2023, 07:17:15 AMHaven't seen that one, but it sounds like one to check out.
QuoteI think 'hammy' is a pretty good description of Laurence Olivier's style in general to be honest. He's a charismatic performer who, possibly due to doing Shakespeare on stage a lot, seems to be be operating around 20% above reality at all times.Avery Brooks (Sisko) in Deep Space Nine had a similar acting style - which appears a bit 'heightened' when compared to the rest of the cast - but would probably work better on stage due to having to project to reach the back of the theatre.
Quote from: lauraxsynthesis on October 17, 2023, 10:38:58 PMWent to the official opening at the BFI last night. I hope they put a video out of the intro from Thelma Schoonmaker (Scorsese's editor and Powell's widow) and Kevin Macdonald (one of Pressburger's two filmmaker grandsons). I don't think I can remember well enough how they said what they said to do it justice but it was super interesting and moving af. TS said of the outer space sequence at the beginning of AMOLAD that she can't figure out how they made that without digital effects. The restored A Matter of Life and Death was beautiful. Amazing to see it in a big room with lots of audience appreciation for the various funny bits. Well excited this is going on. Back on Sunday to see One of Our Aircraft Is Missing!.
Quote from: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on October 29, 2023, 04:09:59 PMMy local cinema is showing Peeping Tom tomorrow. For some reason, it's on at 3 in the afternoon, so hopefully I won't be too busy with work to pop along and see it. I missed a screening of A Matter of Life and Death at a more far flung cinema a few weeks ago.I should really seek out more of their work. Colonel Blimp is one of my favourite films. Roger Livesy is magnificent in it.
Quote from: holyzombiejesus on October 29, 2023, 10:58:35 PMI'm in London on Thursday night with nothing to do so may go to the screening of IKWIG! That's interesting, isn't it?
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on October 30, 2023, 09:00:39 AMYou absolutely should, I think it's a fantastic film, and the trailer for it on Saturday showed that the restoration job they've done on it is stunning!
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on October 29, 2023, 01:40:41 PMGone to Earth (1950)
Quote from: gabrielconroy on November 02, 2023, 09:41:11 AMIt does say right there that they were executed by Hedley Briggs for their crimes, so justice was served on this occasion.
Quote from: lauraxsynthesis on November 02, 2023, 04:12:41 PMI think this bit would be worth the price of admission alone.
QuoteI see what happens to her as similar to the end of The Red Shoes. She's not able to resolve her competing passions Spoiler alertso it all goes tragic.[close]
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