Tudo que é bom vem aos pares: Livesey & Walbrook

This brings us to Clive’s duel with Theo in Berlin, 1902, where an unreal attention to the artifices of honourable action is a sublimation of the real, the visceral, and potentially the homoerotic. The excessive observance of detail before and during the duel marks both the period and the officer class as one fatally disassociatedContinuar lendo “Tudo que é bom vem aos pares: Livesey & Walbrook”

War Starts at Midnight!

É, nem lacrimejei. Art Goes On Forever – A Tribute to The Archers Nota: Faltaram Elusive Pimpernel, The Battle of the River Plate, Oh… Rosalinda!!, Ill Met by Moonlight, One of Our Aircraft Is Missing e Spy in Black, alguns destes compreensivelmente porque não foram devidamente restaurados e seria covardia colocar perto de Narcissus eContinuar lendo “War Starts at Midnight!”

Feliz dia do Tartan.

Suddenly, a large wind blew my kilt high up above my waist, exposing me to everybody. That day, they made me their king…
(Craig Ferguson imitando Sean Connery)

Top-dúzia: Emeric Pressburger

Olha que engraçado, quando comecei a estudar os caras pensei logo: aposto que um dos dois é sagitariano. Fui ver a data do Powell e não, fui ver a do Pressburger e… é lógico. Ah, hoje também é aniversário do Fritz Lang, Walt Disney, Otto Preminger, Nunnaly Johnson e Fritz Arno Wagner. Aparentemente é umContinuar lendo “Top-dúzia: Emeric Pressburger”

The Churchill Incident

At the same time as appearing in Blimp, Anton Walbrook was also contracted to perform in Watch on the Rhine in the West End. Only on matinee days did this cause real inconvenience, when the actor had to be whisked away by waiting car at noon on the dot. One evening during the play’s interval, there was a knock on Walbrook’s dressing-room door. There stood Winston Churchill, redfaced with anger. The Prime Minister proceeded to berate the actor for taking part in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp: `What’s this supposed to mean? I suppose you regard it as good propaganda for Britain?’ To which Walbrook replied: `No people in the world other than the English would have had the courage, in the midst of war, to tell the people such unvarnished truth.

Emeric Pressburger: The Life and Death of a Screenwriter – Kevin Macdonald

24 frames: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

*Também conhecido como o filme que Churchill ferozmente odiava. A sustained body of work signed by two directors constitutes a no less impressive exception to the rule of the film director as demiurge, and the work of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, who together wrote, produced, and directed 15 films during as many years, isContinuar lendo “24 frames: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)”

24 frames: A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

Assisto tanto este filme que em breve começarei a vomitar. Have you ever seen the soul? A maluca que escreveu este livro é uma especialista na área neurológica, a verdade que este livro é um dos mais inusuais sobre cinema que já tive notícia, você encontra zilhões de trabalhos sobre cinema com o ponto deContinuar lendo “24 frames: A Matter of Life and Death (1946)”

Top-dúzia: David Niven

The hardest thing in the world to do, for a director, is a comedy. If you do a drama, that doesn’t quite come off, you may still have a fairly good drama, but if a comedy does not come off, you’ve got a disaster. There’s no covering up with a comedy. They’re frightfully hard to write, very difficult to direct, and they’re not at all easy to act, as a matter of fact.