Le clitoris (2016)


Funny, intelligent, and pedagogic visualization of a sensitive topic: »the only organ in the human body dedicated exclusively for pleasure«. Well conceived and executed in a charmingly uncomplicated manner.

Three minutes of tender joy. Probably in my book of lovable didactic bagatelles.


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Sininen viikko (1954)

A short and brisk triangle drama that explores the tired trope of escaping the mundane and finding brief happiness in a bubble destined to burst.

Silly, heartfelt, and ominous. Probably not in my book of summertime blues.

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eleven down, seven to go


Happy days are here again! With the help of a generous cineaste friend and the fabled torrent tracker Karagarga I have managed to obtain 11 (!) of the missing 18 movies on my list, leaving only these 7 missing:

A Hora e a Vez de Augusto Matraga (1965)
Memórias do Cárcere (1984)

Νεκρή πολιτεία [Dead city] (1952)
Με τη Λάμψη στα Μάτια [With glittering eyes] (1966)
Η ηλικια της θαλασσας [The age of the sea] (1978)
Τα παιδια της Χελιδονας [The children of the swallow] (1987)
Λευτέρης Δημακόπουλος [Lefteris Dimakopoulos] (1993)

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1001 e-book


You have to register for a trial period and they only offer an older edition – but hey, it’s free (and everything seems legit):

A more dubious offer:

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Prehistoric poultry – The Dinornis or Great Roaring Whiffenpoof (1917)


Story and animation are equally clumsy, even if the Dinornis itself looks funny in a stupid kind of way.

Willis O’Brien’s pre-Kong shorts are quite uneven. Not in my book of early birds.


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R.F.D. 10,000 B.C. (1916)


These amusing anachronisms of everyday prehistoric life surely must have inspired The Flintstones. Unfortunately, most of the story is rather slow and tedious – plus somewhat confusing and at times even incomprehensible.

A surprising and hilarious mutilation scene is not enough for this one to qualify for my book of »rural free« but highly unreliable mail delivery.


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The dinosaur and the missing link – a prehistoric tragedy (1915)


By today’s standards this caveman stop-motion – famous animator Willis O’Brien’s first – is both crude and simplistic. Definitely no tragedy, though!

Refreshingly ironic intertitles. Not in my stone age book.


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