Friday, 19 April 2019

Easter break and future plans

I decided to allow myself an Easter break, partly to have some vacation and partly to think ahead of what I might want to do here on the blog.

The primary focus for now is Anatole Litvak, whom I am exploring and researching. There will also be some attention later on to Ida Lupino and Muriel Box; and Hollywood financial and box office developments in the 1970s.

These are all topics that have been brewing for a while and now I want to take them further, and see what I end up with. I will hopefully do something on the unmade films of Hasse Ekman as well, but whether that finds its way to the blog remains to be seen. And I have promised Self-Styled Siren to write something about Mauritz Stiller without Garbo. When I do it will definitely end up here.

I would also like to do something on Australian films prior to its New Wave in the 1970s, maybe in connection with the late films of Michael Powell. Check in here two weeks from now and see what I will begin with!


  1. Thanks.Frederick! I enjoy reading your thoughts, even though I would call myself an amateur film watcher, not a scholar. Have you written about the influence of film on gay men, or would you recommend someone? Enjoy your break! Doug

    1. Thank you!

      I'm not sure what you're asking about. Do you mean something like Robin Wood's "Responsibilities of a Gay Film Critic" or do you mean how gays have been inspired by films? Or maybe something like Michael Koresky's Queer column in Film Comment? (A sample: Either way, I don't think I have written anything about it myself.

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