A CANTERBURY TALE (1942, UK)

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A CANTERBURY TALE (1942, UK)

Post by Wallace on Thu May 10, 2018 11:50 pm

One of my all-time favorite films. Part directed by the great Powell (The Red Shoes, Black Narcissus,Peeping Tom)

England during the Blitz, but this is not a war story and even though "The Glueman" mystery seems to be the main line here, it isn't really about that either. Its about love of the land.

An American soldier, a British commander and a "land" girl take a diversion from their work itinerary to go to Canterbury and the great cathedral - not by the traditional Roman road of Chaucer's Pilgrimage, but by train. But there are complications and they are forced to over-night at a village not far from their destination . They arrive in the dark ( you can hardly make out Charles Hawtrey as station-master) and almost immediately a figure in the darkness pours glue on the woman's hair. Later they find out this is the 12th victim.
Absolutely wonderful film of quiet grandeur. Two or three shots of the woman against the sky which remain ingrained in my memory.

One of those movies ,were it filmed in colour,would lose half its charm.

First movie I chose to watch on my new TV.
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Post by Tippu Tip on Fri May 11, 2018 8:17 pm

Blk & White     Love Blk & White films.
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Post by Leroy Brown on Fri May 11, 2018 11:09 pm

Sum good b/w uns fo yo honky Barry Norman types who dont git out much.

Cat People.
Metropolis.
The cabinet of Dr Caligari.
Freaks.
Night of the Demon.
Eraserhead.
Nosferatu.
The Night of the Hunter.
Carnival of Souls.

You tuck Fergus in real tight befo yo watch dis spooky shit Mr Wallace.
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Post by Wallace on Sat May 12, 2018 12:01 am

Night of the Demon.
The Night of the Hunter.
Carnival of Souls.

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Post by Wallace on Sat May 12, 2018 12:02 am

You are rather wise....for a git.
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Post by Wallace on Sat May 12, 2018 12:05 am

Carnival Of Souls  is just a B-movie slapped together, but its amazing what you can get away with if you luck on ideal location - and the director basically  did that when  driving past that Salt Lake decades-abandoned resort/amusement .
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Post by Leroy Brown on Sat May 12, 2018 2:28 am

Well honky Freaks is scary as well, all real freeks used.

If they eva do a remake Leroy reckon the freaks at Snakeoil are in with a shout yourself Tipps n poodles bound to git leading rolls.


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Post by Tippu Tip on Sat May 12, 2018 3:59 am

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Post by Mike Oxbig on Sat May 12, 2018 5:16 am

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