Monday, June 27, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Mighty glad to see this barely available stateside Michele Soavi gem, LA SETTA, on youtube... but... for how long? A kind of Rosemary's Baby gone gonzo loco, it could be the prequel, in a sense, of THE VISITOR...rather than the DEMONS 4 it's sometimes billed as. But DEMONS was never a good series. When it comes to directorial vision and skill, the apple fell far from the tree with heavy-handed--if crowd pleasing--Lamberto Bava. But Argento's other DP, Soavi, soared... until he stopped doing horror and moved over to TV. Who can blame him, really? But look how long this movie's been seen and treasured, man. It's my favorite Herbert Lom performance. Hard to believe it came out in 1991. Dude, it looks like it was made in the 70s, early 80s at most. I mean that in the best way...
Soavi also did THE CHURCH and CEMETERY MAN, the latter is great; the former is kind of bland, to me, just a lot of terrifying vignettes in a beautiful, weird setting. But hey, as the cowboy on the hill said to Justin Theroux, sometimes there's a buggy...
Posted by Erich Kuersten at 7:08 AM
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
NIGHT WORLD (1932), a kind of Universal Studios WONDER BAR, with George Raft as a dickish gambler with eyes for Mae Clarke, a sweet gamin from the chorus stuck on a callow lush. Meanwhile a louche manager keeps them rehearsing late so he can leer at the dancers' legs; Boris Karloff is the manager, with a wife who doesn't like him. Go figure. Busby B. did the musical numbers, kind of. And it's on Youtube, who knows for how long. And I'll tell you what, I aint seen it on TCM in a spell.
Posted by Erich Kuersten at 9:15 PM
Monday, December 7, 2015
Before you start you're already beat.
You're #37 have a look.
I think he forgets some words which is great "I don't know.... I've decided lots of things"
Great stuff too, you need Cale's viola... I would have killed to see this stuff in 1983-5 when I was teenage punk and my outfit's designated keeper of the Lou Reed gospel.
Posted by Erich Kuersten at 11:37 AM
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Posted by Erich Kuersten at 6:35 PM