For the first time in years I’ve made some slight changes to the look of this blog. Kept the old theme (Twenty Ten) and only tweaked some details:
Goodbye Klaus Kinski as Aguirre and hello Méliès’ Man in the moon plus Charlize Theron’s Imperator Furiosa from Mad Max: Fury Road. Not sure that the »Beyond« symbolism communicates as intended, however. Should I have put Buzz Lightyear in there somewhere? Maybe next time…
Neutral (or bland, as I’m sure some would say) Source Sans replaces classic but somewhat tired-looking Helvetica. Involuntarily, this also changed greek and cyrillic alphabets from serif to sans.
Added a »Wanted!« tab in the main menu so I won’t have to repeat myself with blogposts about the movies still missing. Currently there are 17, please check them out and help me find them!
Another package arrived today, from now on there are no more shipments to wait for. Instead, I will contemplate new ways of obtaining the remaining 18 movies…
Viaplay Sweden offers a measly twelve titles in their »Classics« section. Only four of them – My man Godfrey, His girl friday, Detour, A star is born – appears in the book. Unimpressive, to say the least!
Άρπα Colla [Arpa colla] (1982)
Ideal and Opportunity clashes cinematically in this rather cheesy combination of satire and parody. Unfunny, unengaging, unfulfilled.
Too stuck in its own time, too clever for its own good. Not in my book of meta-movies.
I now have less than 20 movies on my want-list, ranging from Brazil to The Netherlands and from 1938 to 2000. It is beginning to feel almost impossible to find them, however, so I repeat my plea for help: any assistance in tracking these down would be greatly appreciated!
A Hora e a Vez de Augusto Matraga (1965)
Memórias do Cárcere (1984)
Niskavuoren naiset (1938)
Valkoiset ruusut (1943)
Rovaniemen markkinoilla (1951)
Sininen viikko (1954)
Kahdeksan surmanluotia (1972)
Häpy endkö? Eli kuinka Uuno Turhapuro sai niin kauniin ja rikkaan vaimon (1977)
Täältä tullaan, elämä! (1980)
Νεκρή πολιτεία [Dead city] (1952)
Με τη Λάμψη στα Μάτια [With glittering eyes] (1966)
Η ηλικια της θαλασσας [The age of the sea] (1978)
Καρκαλού [Karkalou] (1984)
Τα παιδια της Χελιδονας [The children of the swallow] (1987)
Λευτέρης Δημακόπουλος [Lefteris Dimakopoulos] (1993)
Ἀγέλαστος πέτρα [Mourning rock] (2000)
Als twee druppels water (1963)
Say hello to the latest package and its contents – two more from the greek edition. This means I am only expecting one more, with a danish movie. Maybe it will arrive next week.