I’ve never seen anything like it, and I mean that in all truthfulness. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari has the esteem of being called the original horror film, and that’s not something to be taken lightly. 426 more words
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Last week I said some unkind things about Alfred Hitchcock, or rather, I doubted his ability to handle comedy. 2,020 more words
As if the prospect of Whit Stillman adapting Jane Austen for the screen wasn’t enough to tickle my fancy, a glimpse at Peter Bradshaw’s five-star review for Love and Friendship in the Guardian… 1,401 more words
In 1922 he was found dead on his Hollywood living room floor. He had been shot inside the back. His murder has never officially been solved, although director Charles Vidor’s investigation many years later suggested the possible killer was a disgruntled lover named Charlotte Shelby, the mother of the celebrity of this cinema flick, Mary Miles Minter. 784 more words