Jason Statham – The Transporter (Cory Yuen, 2002) – First Section

Width and angle here provide the ideal opportunity to acknowledge the film’s old-fashioned fascination with outline, cut and choreography.

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Edwige Fenech, Anita Strindberg & Luigi Pistilli – Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave/Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (Sergio Martino, 1972)

Vice - Ekberg 2 A seemingly obvious arc from disillusionment to death becomes suitably complicated by a mannered insistence on direction, expression and viewpoint. 

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Around the World in 80 (plus) Blogs

Harry Tuttle at Screenville is collating links to film blogs from all around the world. 

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Went the Day Well? (Alberto Cavalcanti, 1942) versus E tu vivrai nel terrore – L’aldilà/The Beyond (lucio Fulci, 1981)

The fight against the violation of place and time occurs within spaces also facing the prospect of impossibility becoming commonplace.

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Edwige Fenech – Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave/Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (Sergio Martino, 1972)

It starts with David Thomson and what he calls the ‘moons of becoming’, those ‘great faces in the movie dark’.

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Cliff Richard – Serious Charge (Terence Young, 1959)

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Each frame here is charged with both innocence and a beguiling intent made all the more compelling by the stillness.


Rita Tushingham – A Taste of Honey (Tony Richardson, 1961)

Charting the shift from desertion to independence, independence to isolation, isolation to friendship, and from friendship back to a desertion.tushingham_in_taste_of_honeytaste 2