“He came into my room one night, woke me from a deep sleep, and told me he changed the title of the movie. Now he wanted to call it Twenty-Twelve, Or The Hair-Raising Adventures of Captain Darius Silko, Heir of Mulberry Island and Leader of His Legendary Crew of Anti-Corporate Pirates of the Gaia II and Their Friends and Protectors, the Noble Mayan Nation of Xunantanich and Their Spiritual Descendents.”
Marty paused, waiting for a response. “That’d be hard to fit on a poster,” Mina said.
@5 months ago
#kino excerpt #2012 #twenty-twelve #mulberry island
"I detested Lang’s histrionic style, the ghastly overacting and oppressive angles. In person, he was an insufferable asshole."
@7 months ago
#fritz lang #kino #kino excerpt
@8 months ago
#kino #kino excerpt #the pirates of mulberry island #pirates #talk like a pirate day #the buccaneer #yul brunner #charleton heston #1958
The Buccaneer (Anthony Quinn, 1958)
“Love! Revenge! Adventure!” the box proclaimed. “Swashbuckling!” The beginning of the film reminded Mina of Tulpendiebe: there were images of a port city on a Caribbean island, and a title card announced: “Santa Lupe, Anno 1835.” Cut to an imposing pirate ship anchored in a nearby inlet, where Captain Darius Silko and his motley crew of sea dogs are celebrating on the beach, passing rum and grilled meat between them, climbing on trees and roughhousing drunkenly in the turquoise surf.
Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!
"I discovered the Wintergarten, just south of Friedrichstrasse station, an opulent world made for pleasure, a temple of delights, a palace of sparkling crowds and thrilling acts. I drank champagne between artificial fountains and grottoes filled with exotic plants, and no matter what happened on the stage—dancing girls in leather and fur, trapeze artists, a woman from Spandau getting hypnotized by a Mexican magician—you could always see the stars through the enormous vaulted glass roof. It was like Walt Disney’s theme park—but with tits. Wonderful, classy tits!"
@1 year ago with 1 note
#wintergarten #kino #kino excerpt #kino location #berlin #friedrichstrasse #weimar republic #the collagist
"None of Kino’s German work survived. No screenplays, no work prints, no set design sketches, nothing. All we have are contemporary sources – newspaper notices, advertising, press releases, and reviews – to give us an idea of what his movies were like. Even from the scant evidence, it is clear that your grandfather was a polarizing figure. The reviews of his early films, especially Tulpendiebe, were either terrible or over-the-moon raves. Later, this changed."
@1 year ago
#kino #kino excerpt #dr. hanno #tulpendiebe