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"Goodnight Mommy" - Sweet Dreams

Goodnight Mommy, which we saw on Saturday as part of the New Directors New Films series, is not scheduled to open in this country until August, but I’m too excited by the film to wait until then to write about it. 517 more words

Film

Losing face: the hysteria of identity in face-swapping films

For the most part we all grow up with this idea that the person you are is separate from the sack of skin and bones you lug it around in. 1,123 more words

Essay

Eyes Without a Face

With a few exceptions scattered throughout the past hundred years or so of feature filmmaking, the French never really embraced the horror film. Instead, drawing from a literary tradition capped by the writing of Gaston Leroux and Victor Hugo, the French response to what we in the United States (and Britain, and Italy, and Japan, and…well, most of the world) define as horror was… 2,880 more words

Film & TV

Eyes Without a Face (1960)

As the camera pans down a line of people on a sidewalk in Paris waiting to buy theater tickets, an attractive middle-aged woman approaches Edna Gruber, a Swiss college student played by Juliette Mayniel. 1,183 more words

Film

#Reminiscing the Forgotten - Les Yeux Sans Visage (1960)

The most accurate description of Georges Franju’s drama, which is erroneously classified by many as a horror, would be a “game of details” – static, prolonged scenes, where every single element exists for a reason, constitute a bizarre insight into the doleful reality we are confronted with. 551 more words

Horror

PAST AND PRESENT, MAINLY PAST - INCLUDING SILENT FILM

ONE MORE FRANJU

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La Première nuit
Georges Franju
1958

This glowing example of poetic documentary captures light and contrast and lines and shapes, utilizes silences against sounds, and benefits from two perfectly cast faces  —  the boy who spends the night underground in trains and the glimpsed girl who becomes the girl of his dreams. 175 more words

Reviews

Steal Your Face

As I’ve mentioned before, when a movie actually comes up with a refreshingly unique idea, sometimes it gets ripped off so often that it spawns a whole genre….Such is the case with… 272 more words