Thursday, June 18, 2009

Francois Truffaut marathon


Quick set the VCR's or get the popcorn Turner Movie Classics is running a Truffaut marathon tonight.

Go now. It's almost time!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Pathogen


Came across this web site, and found out that the lady who made this was only 12 years old. I haven't seen this film, and hope to see it some day, but it does my heart good hearing about such individuals

You can buy it for $8, and it has commentaries and a blooper reel. How cool is that. At least that's what the web site says. When you go and order the DVD it says the DVD is selling for $10. Whatever it's available.

The story is about a pathogen in the water that turns people into zombies. It seems also that some other filmmakers made a film about our young filmmaker called "Zombie Girl". Their film has been in Sundance '09, and AFI Dallas International film festival.
Sounds interesting by all accounts. Just figured I mention it here under new cinema.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

David Carradine 1936-2009

It has been reported that David Carradine was found dead in Bangkok where he was to begin filming a movie.

Carradine was 72, and had been in numerous movies. His most famous or I should say most memorable was that of Kwai Chang Caine of the series "Kung Fu" which aired in 1972 to 1975.

Over the many years, Carradine has appeared in over 200 motion pictures and television dramas, including numerous plays. He was also a producer, director, and writer, for the screen as well.

My favorite film of Carradine is Bound for Glory (1976) where he played Woody Guthrie. Hal Ashby directed the film. Carradine will be missed.