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david cairns

Last Build Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:59:58 +0000


Colour Me Kiarostamidcairns

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:23:58 +0000

(Watching Iranian films is useful for reasons other than the purely cinematic. I think a lot of us don’t really see inhabitants of Muslim countries as being people just like us. When you see the movies, you realise they are.) This is the ending of CLOSE-UP, more or less. Spoiler alert! Abbas Kiarostami’s film tells […](image)

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The Sunday Intertitle: Ambrosedcairns

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:50:18 +0000

As a kid, I adored Mack Swain in THE GOLD RUSH (as a kid, I also liked Chaplin’s narrated version, but it was the only one I’d seen). And it was a source of frustration to me that I couldn’t seem to see any other Swain movies. Then I saw pictures of him in his […](image)

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Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:51:59 +0000

  Well, I said a while back that I would republish Eric Ambler’s essay from The Penguin Film Review 9. But can you read it? If you click on the pics, or hit enlarge or embiggen or something? I hope so, because it’s quite amusing. I’m afraid I’m too sleepy to copy it all out […](image)

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