Lost in the Movies (formerly The Dancing Image): #WatchlistScreenCaps, 10/2 - 10/4 (live-action short films edition)

Friday, October 4, 2013

#WatchlistScreenCaps, 10/2 - 10/4 (live-action short films edition)


Here are the last ten films I watched (all of which happen to be live-action shorts - variously comedic, musical, documentary, and avant-garde), with a screen-captured image and epigram on the subject. Visit my #WatchlistScreenCaps archive for more arresting images.

The awful, beautiful purity of bloodshed
Patriotism (1966), dir. Yukio Mishima
viewed October 2, 2013

"Yes, this really happened."
The Battle of Midway (1942), dir. John Ford
viewed October 3, 2013

Ready for my close-up, Mr. Grijalba
Stupid Child (2013), dir. Jaime Grijalba
viewed October 3, 2013

Seventies cinema's lonely man
I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009), dir. Richard Shepard
viewed October 3, 2013

Peace and quiet in a village knowing neither
A Letter to Uncle Boonmee (2009), dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul
viewed October 3, 2013

Sparkle Motion, avant la lettre
Show Kids (1935), dir. Ralph Staub
viewed October 4, 2013

Guest stars in exceedingly bizarre two-reeler
Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove (1934), dir. Louis Lewyn
viewed October 4, 2013

We can wire cars for radio, so why not camels?
Sheik to Sheik (1936), dir. Roy Mack
viewed October 4, 2013

Maybe if they're real quiet, no one will notice they've gone
Hotel a la Swing (1937), dir. Roy Mack
viewed October 4, 2013

Comedy too busy amusing itself to amuse us
Watch the Birdie (1935), dir. Lloyd French
viewed October 4, 2013

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