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Notes on “Chinatown Nights”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Intriguing Wellman-directed picture in the doomy Oriental vein of “Broken Blossoms” and “The Bitter Tea of General Yen.” Wallace Beery is Chuck, a bellowing Irish mug who’s installed himself as a warlord in Chinatown. Florence Vidor, in … Continue reading

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Robert and Nanook

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Robert Flaherty’s “Nanook of the North” is usually discussed as a documentary, but I wonder if the movie isn’t ill-served by that conversation, which is simply too limiting to address the subtleties of Flaherty’s art. In focusing on … Continue reading

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “Charade”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: This is a large poster: about five feet in height. They stopped making them in this size in the ’80s.

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The Treasure of Treasures

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Lately I’ve been enjoying, bit by bit, the Cohen Film Collection’s restoration of D.W. Griffith’s  “Intolerance,” which is available to stream via Hulu Plus. (It’s also available on Blu-Ray.) I’ve seen the movie many times, but … Continue reading

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Two Movie Posters for “. . . And God Created Woman”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The UK poster, with art by F.W. Payne and a title without “God.” The adjusted title deprives the ” . . . but the Devil shaped Bardot!” tagline of most of its bite. The iconic French … Continue reading

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “Mulholland Drive”

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Nightmare on Broadway

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Gold Diggers of 1935″ is a pretty lame movie. Yet it includes what might be Busby Berkeley’s masterpiece: A musical fantasy sequence scored to “The Lullaby of Broadway.” Is it an exaggeration to call it one … Continue reading

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