A peculiar little parable about the power of dressing. Heart-warming though rather ridiculous. Not in my book of street performers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMZv7JKsIII Advertisements
A series of strange whimsicalities, dramaturgically explained – in advance, even! – by the age-old excuse »it was just a dream« and finally followed up by a clash with reality. Inventive work by Segundo de Chomón, dubbed »The Spanish Méliès«. … Continue reading
Woe! High-strung gestures, hopeless suffering, and tragic misery of unfathomable proportions. Even so, this version of Poe has an almost chaplinesque touch! A historically inaccurate but dramatically clever double-take, intermingling life and art. Not in my book of misspelled names, … Continue reading
Bizarre antics, effective storytelling, lively actors, hilarious body language – and a weak ending, unfortunately. Chronicling the pitfalls of marriage. Maybe in my book of exceedingly temperamental women.
A mistreated beggar girl in a cold, cruel world of recklessly partying noblefolks. Simple story, bad acting. Not in my book of fatal irony.
Little girl lost. Supposedly drama but looking more like comedy, this isn’t particularly successful either way. Repetitive and boring. Not in my book of vagrant children.
Odd story, priceless body language, one very bizarre character – and extremely shaky camerawork! Only peripherally about marriage. Occasionally funny, but hardly in my book of irritating companions.