Month: February 2021

MRS. DANE’S CONFESSION

Although less well-known to the audience Mrs. Dane’s Confession, directed by Michael Curtiz (still credited as Mihály Kertész), immediately stands out for its extraordinary directorial care, intense close-ups and sophisticated editing cuts, complete with irises and fades that give the entire feature film a very personal character.

FAST FILM

Fast Film. “Almost a film”. So Virgil Widrich wanted to call this precious little work of his. And more than a true declaration of love to film history and, more generally, to the world of the seventh art itself, this short film represents one of the many forms that cinema can assume, thanks to a sophisticated work in which stop motion and computer graphics coexist in harmony.

TORMENT OF THE FLESH

Drawing heavily from American noir films, as well as from the successful French polar films, Torment of the Flesh takes its cue from a series of feature films produced in Austria from the immediate post-war period, in which for the first time – just as had happened in Italy with Neorealism – there was talk of poverty and of the numerous consequences – moral and material – that the war had had on the entire population.

ERNST MARISCHKA – MUSIC, SINGING AND DANCING

Although we all remember him for having directed the trilogy dedicated to the life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Ernst Marischka, to this day one of the most important names in Austrian film history, boasts a career spanning several decades, in which his directing career was complemented by those of screenwriter, librettist and film producer.

CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER – 10 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE FILM THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Christopher Plummer, sadly, has passed away. The actor left us on the morning of Friday, February 5, while he was at his home in Weston, Connecticut, with his wife Elaine Taylor. Below are some interesting facts from the filming period of The Sound of Music about him and his character Georg von Trapp. This is our way of remembering and paying tribute to him.

ZUCKEROMA

by Xaver Schwarzenberger grade: 6.5 Xaver Schwarzenberger and his wife Ulrike – author of the screenplay – deliberately leave certain questions open and make a subtle ambiguity an essential element… Read more »