Friday, December 24, 2010

Peace On Earth



Merry Christmas,
Paul Parducci

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Tyrannical Dane: Carl Th. Dreyer

Carl Th. Dreyer is the unquestioned Master of Danish Cinema.

His amazing film:

The Passion of Joan of Arc features the unbelievably brilliant Maria Falconetti.

My personal favorite?
VAMPYR

Later,
Paul Parducci

PS: Also read this Senses of Cinema piece.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Dario Russo's Italian Spiderman

I'm a sucker for Wheels-on-the-ground Solid,Excellent, Work.
Nice job Dario.
Later,
Paul Parducci


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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Charles Laughton's "The Night of the Hunter"



"It's a Hard World For Little Things."
Charles Laughton directed only a single film, but he made it count.
This sparse Expressionistic masterpiece is highly recommended.
Later,
Paul Parducci

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Piri Reis Map

The Piri Reis Map is a great place to start your journey into the Strange World of Ancient Maps that don't exactly jibe with our current notions of of Who, What, When and Where.



Graham Hancock:

Later,
Paul Parducci

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Freddie and the After Life


The late Philosopher Alfred Jules Ayer AKA "Freddie" had an interesting Near Death experience that had a noteable impact on his world-view.
Douglas Todd from the Vancouver Sun has written a very interesting piece on Ayer and the whole "Risen" question.
Happy Easter!
Later,
Paul Parducci

Friday, March 19, 2010

Cecil B.DeMille's Silent The Ten Commandments (1923)

Mr. DeMille's lavish Silent classic was shot on location on the dunes of California's central coast. The LA Times reports on a modern cinematic Indian Jones who is searching for what was left behind.


Later,
Paul Parducci

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Is Evil Dead Two The Greatest Horror Action Comedy Ever Made?


Just watched it with my son, having not seen it since it's original release and I certainly think so! My son's quote? "Amazing!"
Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell are at the very top of their game in this ultimate Eighties Horror Masterpiece.

Later,
Paul Parducci