Category Archives: Films

The Ring (1927)

The story was terrible with the dullest, most unbelievable love triangle. There was no chemistry between Jack and Nellie and her change of allegiance at the end was as unmotivated as the rest of her behaviour throughout the film. However, … Continue reading

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Easy Virtue (1928)

Easy Virtue was made immediately after Downhill with some of the same cast members but I enjoyed it a lot more. I was a little unclear how we were supposed to view Larita. She didn’t tell her husband that she … Continue reading

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Hanwell Lidl

Lidl is on the site of the former tram/bus station on the Uxbridge Road in Hanwell. This is my opportunity to share this screengrab of a bus to Hanwell Garage featured in the 1938 film St Martin’s Lane starring Charles … Continue reading

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Downhill (1927)

This was certainly downhill after The Lodger. I wonder what audiences of the era thought looking at Ivor Novello failing to look remotely like a youngster. A horrible story that didn’t even bother to give Mabel a clear motive apart … Continue reading

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The Lodger (1927)

This is a Hitchcock film and it even has an appearance by the man himself to make its point. I have seen this before but I was happily watching this with the lodger as villain until it finally occurred to … Continue reading

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The Pleasure Garden (1925)

This film was made in Germany, it started off in Britain, and the two female leads were Americans. And I love this point about silent films, the actors’ nationality or accent makes no difference at all to my perception of … Continue reading

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Blogging Hitchcock

I love the films of Alfred Hitchcock. I have over the years seen practically all of his extant feature films with only a handful of pre-1934 missing from my list. Andy and I recently bought a box-set of his silent … Continue reading

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Red Dust, Employees’ Entrance, Taxi!

The BFI is showing a season of pre-code films. These aren’t the respectable ones like King Kong but the “naughtier, rougher-edged and more shocking” ones. Not that King Kong is particularly respectable when you think about it. Red Dust (1932) … Continue reading

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1931)

I saw this at the BFI on Friday 10th January after a gap of (at a guess) 30 years since I first saw it. My tolerance for the depiction of domestic violence and sadism is much, much lower than it … Continue reading

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Hud

When I’m in the mood I write brief thoughts on films in notebooks which then get transferred to my bag where they get forgotten. Well, I dug them out and I’m going to transcribe and tidy up those thoughts because … Continue reading

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