Sound effect in ‘The Man in the White Suit’

The Man in the White Suit is a great comedy from Ealing Studios starring Alec Guinness. It is now available on Blu-ray disc. Guinness’s character invents a fabric that doesn’t wear out which infuriates both labor and ownership.

This thread is excellent.

Blobfest 2020: July 10-11

This year, Blobfest will be online because of the pandemic. It’s a great event and I encourage you to support it.

Here’s where you can get merchandise such as posters and shirts and also the schedule.

This has the schedule
This is one of the films that will be shown on a double bill during Blobfest. It’s very funny.
The Little Shop of Horrors is much more famous than A Bucket of Blood but they are very similar and a lot of the same people were involved in making both films.

Blobfest 2020: The Home Edition

Blobfest is an annual celebration of the 1958 film The Blob. It is held in Phoenixville, PA where most of the movie was filmed. The best part is that you can watch the film in the theater that is in the movie. I have been four times. They always show double bills of The Blob and a similar film from that era. Blobfest raises money for the Colonial Theatre and I encourage you to support it.

This year, Blobfest will be virtual.

The Criterion Collection has excellent Blu-Ray and DVD releases of the film.

Universal Studios logo

I saw this tweet and found other stuff on the logo on YouTube. The logo has changed over the years.

Kurosawa films on TCM on 4/1

TCM is running a series of films directed by Akira Kurosawa tomorrow starting with Drunken Angel. The star, Toshiro Mifune, would have been 100 years old this year. I recommend all of them but my favorites are:

Yojimbo and its sequel Sanjuro

High and Low

Buster Keaton’s The Cameraman

The Cameraman was Keaton’s first film for MGM and his last great feature. After that, MGM ruined his career by placing him in bad films. He had much less control than when he made features independently.

This tweet shows film locations:

The Criterion Collection will issue it on Blu-ray in June 2020.

Keaton at an empty Yankee Stadium

Jo Shishido

Japanese actor Jo Shishido died on January 20, 2020. He had cheek surgery to emphasize his cheekbones. He is known for starring roles in Branded to Kill (available in the Criterion Collection) and other action films directed by Seijun Suzuki in the 1960s.

‘Parasite’ is bringing well-deserved attention to Korean films

I haven’t seen Parasite yet but I have seen and admire most of Bong Joon-Ho’s other films. It’s success is bringing attention to other Korean films. I have seen others and will post comments on them later. Well Go USA is a company that releases a lot of Korean films in the US.

Films that were not release in the US are frequently available on eBay. I use film festival lists and sites like Eastern Kicks and Modern Korean Cinema to learn about the films.

This is a great list of Korean films – more in the next tweet

Korean Film series in Baltimore last year

Korean Film list from BFI

Korean film list from the Houston Chronicle