August 26th, 2008

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Off On A Cannonball...

 Watched the restored  Nazi-era German version of MUNCHAUSEN. It was overlong and stodgy, with an uncharismatic cast, but definitely worth seeing once. The makers were influenced by Korda's THIEF OF BAGDHAD, and it shows. Those lush, totally unrealistic colours, the elaborate costumes and sets, the charmingly antiquated  SFX... Not bad at all.

http://www.filmsinreview.com/2004/07/20/munchhausen/

The flat is slowly being enveloped in green netting, which is being lowered by bawling workmen all around The Scaffolding. It's a rather peculiar effect. R Next Door will be blowing a gasket.
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