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CRITERION GIVEAWAY!!!
KURONEKO (dir. Kaneto Shindo) 1968. 
hey there, party people, it’s the first friday of the month and you know what that means… absolutely nothing, because i stick to a schedule about as well as Terrence Malick sticks to, um, a schedule, but enough with the totally forced comparisons, let’s give some free stuff away, shall we? 
this month’s giveaway is… wait for it… or just look at the picture above that you’ve obviously already seen… Kaneto Shindo’s giddy / spooky / cat-tastic ghost story, KURONEKO! i added the exclamation point, but this is a movie in which classical filmmaking, wire-fu, and animatronic cat paws co-exist, often within the same shot… so, yeah, i’ll drop some exclamation points wherever i damn well please, thank you ve!!ry m!uch. 
TO ENTER, EITHER RE-BLOG OR “LIKE” THIS POST (you get entered once for each action, so feel free to go nuts). 
as usual i’ll pick a winner at random from the notes on Monday morning, and the dvd or blu-ray (your choice) will be sent to you directly from amazon on the day of the disc’s release, 10/18. good luck!

criterioncorner:

CRITERION GIVEAWAY!!!

KURONEKO (dir. Kaneto Shindo) 1968. 

hey there, party people, it’s the first friday of the month and you know what that means… absolutely nothing, because i stick to a schedule about as well as Terrence Malick sticks to, um, a schedule, but enough with the totally forced comparisons, let’s give some free stuff away, shall we? 

this month’s giveaway is… wait for it… or just look at the picture above that you’ve obviously already seen… Kaneto Shindo’s giddy / spooky / cat-tastic ghost story, KURONEKO! i added the exclamation point, but this is a movie in which classical filmmaking, wire-fu, and animatronic cat paws co-exist, often within the same shot… so, yeah, i’ll drop some exclamation points wherever i damn well please, thank you ve!!ry m!uch. 

TO ENTER, EITHER RE-BLOG OR “LIKE” THIS POST (you get entered once for each action, so feel free to go nuts). 

as usual i’ll pick a winner at random from the notes on Monday morning, and the dvd or blu-ray (your choice) will be sent to you directly from amazon on the day of the disc’s release, 10/18. good luck!

(Source: thedeathoffilm)

josephine the monkey, on the job with buster keaton in the camerman (1928).

josephine the monkey, on the job with buster keaton in the camerman (1928).

brigitte bardot and jean gabin in love is my profession (1958).

brigitte bardot and jean gabin in love is my profession (1958).

hooray for captain spaulding! from animal crackers (1930).

hooray for captain spaulding! from animal crackers (1930).

that’s fine stuff - but it’ll rot. eva moore and gloria stuart in james whale’s the old dark house (1932).

that’s fine stuff - but it’ll rot. eva moore and gloria stuart in james whale’s the old dark house (1932).

train a-comin’, from jacques tourneur’s night of the demon (1957).

train a-comin’, from jacques tourneur’s night of the demon (1957).

vera clouzot in the wages of fear (1953).

vera clouzot in the wages of fear (1953).

angie dickinson on the set of rio bravo (1959) with howard hawks and john wayne. she did a great q & a this evening prior to the screening of this film at the paramount theatre.

angie dickinson on the set of rio bravo (1959) with howard hawks and john wayne. she did a great q & a this evening prior to the screening of this film at the paramount theatre.

my cinematic alphabet

now you see it, now you don’t. orson welles in f for fake (1975).

now you see it, now you don’t. orson welles in f for fake (1975).