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Emil Janning Jannings in The Last Command, Josef von Sternberg, 1928. Seems somehow appropriate.
From the spanking-new Criterion box of Sternberg silents, which I dearly hope to be able to actually watch some day soon. After which I will likely enthuse.
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Saw that movie at T-ride in 08, beautiful print and great Alloy Orchestra accompaniment. Maybe the best thing I saw that weekend. That is, on a silver screen.
Ryland Walker Knight |
July 28, 2010 at 12:56 PM
Here's what excites me-- un-hyped, I stumbled on a video print of DOCKS OF NEW YORK 15 years ago and, even without the ministrations of the Criterion druids, it qualified as one of the most gorgeous things I've ever watched. Less sweeping than SUNRISE, but with the same virtuoustic sheen and heedless romanticism. Can't wait to see what, buffed and refined, it looks like now.
July 28, 2010 at 01:25 PM
More Sternberg = More Better. Speaking of which, August 21 in NYC, 92Y Tribeca is screening a double feature of 'Dishonored' and 'Shanghai Express.' 35mm prints and all. Just sayin', if anyone out there is around and interested.
Jason M. |
July 28, 2010 at 01:55 PM
Am I crazy for being more excited about the Sacha Guitry Eclipse set that's coming out soon? I haven't seen any of those films but what I've read so far has been very inviting.
July 28, 2010 at 03:11 PM
I'm going to give up trying to formulate a joke about contempt prior to investigation of the correct spelling of Emil Jannings's name and instead ask, where did all that smart film programming at 92Y come from? And why did it have to start immediately after I stopped having a reason to be in that neighborhood on a regular basis? They have a Lubtchansky tribute coming up (on July 31) with two Rivettes that must not be missed, DUELLE and LE PONT DU NORD.
Stephen Bowie |
July 29, 2010 at 12:37 AM
The owner at our store is cost-cutting, and unfortunately, this Criterion set was one of the casualties. I'm going to do all I can to change her mind about this.
July 29, 2010 at 12:42 AM
jwarthen: Yeah, DOCKS was unbelievably gorgeous on that VHS release, so the mind fairly boggles at the thought that the Criterion release will undoubtedly look even better.
July 29, 2010 at 04:26 AM
I know, right? Was wondering the same thing myself. Hadn't paid much (read: any) attention to 92Y Tribeca myself, but nothing like screening a Rivette double bill to put them up on my radar but fast. I've never had much of a reason to hang out in Tribeca myself, but good prints of DUELLE and PONT DU NORD pretty much take care of that.
Also, Phillipe Garrel''s REGULAR LOVERS plays there tomorrow as part of the same Lubtchansky tribute.
Jason M. |
July 29, 2010 at 08:25 AM
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