Best director's cuts →
This week’s big Stuff.tv list is all about cinematic director’s cuts. I’m quite chuffed with this one, having come up with the list, whittled down the entries and written up several of my favourite films. My contributions to this week’s list were… Orson Welles’ classic noir Touch of Evil (yes, not technically a director’s cut as it was completed...
I love Rocketeer, it’s pretty much the perfect post-Indiana Jones adventure movie. And it’s a terrible shame we never got a sequel – though we did at least get another retro comic-book adventure movie from director Joe Johnston in the form of Captain America: The First Avenger. Here’s a piece I wrote about Rocketeer for Stuff.tv a while back.
And another thing... →
Further to my thoughts on remakes – you often get people complaining about remakes like they’re a new thing, a modern blight on the cinema. But here’s the thing: one of the first ever narrative films was Edwin S Porter’s The Great Train Robbery (1903). In 1904, as the link above makes clear, Siegmund Lubin released a knock-off remake – making him essentially The Asylum of the...