As Wake in Fright returns to cinemas after a 40 year walkabout, director Ted Kotcheff tells Jonathan Melville how he captured the dark side of Australian culture on screen.
MovieMail Blog - Classic Movies
Ealing's spooky portmanteau classic returns to circulation this week in a Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray. But what did the MovieMail Board of Film Classification make of it back in 1945? We dug into the archives to find out.
Michael Ewins travels to Japan for his latest look at the birth of silent cinema around the globe, where actions speak louder than words and ghost stories haunt the aisles.
Michael Ewins continues to explore the birth of cinema around the globe, this time considering the rise of the medium in Germany and the early work of Fritz Lang, F.W. Murnau and Robert Wiene.
Louis Malleís debut, an atmospheric crime thriller that introduced the young Jeanne Moreau, returns to UK cinemas this weekend in a new print. Whether or not it launched the French New Wave, it remains a dazzling original, reports Mike McCahill.
With Nick Frost reigniting his passion for the salsa in Cuban Fury and Fred Astaire partnering Audrey Hepburn in the reissue of chic Parisian romance, Funny Face (1957), this Screen Quote Corner takes to the dance floor.
All aboard! Classic silent comedy The General returns to UK screens this weekend as part of the BFIís Buster Keaton retrospective. Mike McCahill hitches a ride with one of the early cinemaís speediest star vehicles.
In the first a new series, Michael Ewins looks at the birth of silent cinema in different countries. His first stop is Britain, where film first flickered into life thanks to filmmakers such as R.W. Paul, Louis Le Prince, William Friese-Greene.
Charles Laughtonís sole directorial outing, a 1955 adaptation of a Davis Grubb novel about a serial killer tailing two children along the Mississippi, re-emerges this weekend in a restored print. Itís always been good hunting, says Mike McCahill.
Considering the theatrical debut of Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street and the home entertainment release of Im Sang-soo's The Taste of Money, it seems apt to dispatch fat cats to the Film Quote Corner.
Most film fans will have heard the terms pre-Code and Hay's Code - but what was this code exactly and how did it affect Hollywood filmmaking? David Parkinson takes us on a crash course on the infamous Production Code.