Category Archives: Films

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

Posted in Films, Hitchcock | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Films, Hitchcock | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Films, Hitchcock | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Films, Hitchcock | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Films | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Films | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Films | Leave a comment

The Hours

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

Posted in Films | Leave a comment

The First Born

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

Posted in Films | Leave a comment

Underground

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

Posted in Films | Leave a comment