Category Archives: Film Clips

RIP Michel Legrand

It was sad to hear of the death of Michel Legrand (1932-2019) on Saturday. Legrand wrote the music to countless films, many from French New Wave cinema. His music fits perfectly the stylish and witty reinterpretation of Perrault’s fairy tale … Continue reading

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‘Valley of Shadows’ Trailer – A werewolf film?

I thoroughly enjoyed watching the trailer for Valley of Shadows, a Scandinavian Gothic tale directed by Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen. From the trailer, it appears that the narrative follows a young boy whose community is plagued by a series of attacks on sheep … Continue reading

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Kafka in animation

The excellent Open Culture website (a marvellous repository of open source texts of all kinds) has four wonderful animations from around the world of Franz Kafka’s dark fables.

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Wolfwalkers

A preview by Amy Cranswick of what looks like a wonderful animated film of motifs that prompted OGOM’s Company of Wolves conference–wild children, wolves, and werewolves–‘First look at Tomm Moore’s next animated feature Wolfwalkers‘. Moore is the creator of The Secret … Continue reading

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More Beauty and the Beast

More useful links on ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (see previous posts by Sam and I). First, a short piece by Constance Grady on some of the many various adaptations of the tales, covering Robin McKinley’s Beauty and Rose Daughter, Angela … Continue reading

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Comforted by Wolves

The ending of the cult film ‘Withnail and I’ ( a 1987 black comedy written and directed by Bruce Robinson) came up in our discussions at Cumberland Lodge this weekend after my talk on wolves and wolf children. This was … Continue reading

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Love Song for A Vampire (2)

But then there’s also Annie Lennox’s ‘Love Song for a Vampire’ from Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the film which really cemented the figure of Dracula as romantic other and thus plays a central role in the development of … Continue reading

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Seductive and Demented, ‘The Lure’ is Unlike Any Musical Ever Made

Who can resist mermaids? Well, maybe it’s just me. I love musicals too so the film reviewed here, Agnieszka Smoczynska’s The Lure sounds irresistible. There’s a trailer; it looks scary, mysterious, and lots of fun.

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Angela Carter news

There seems to be something cropping up every day about the fabulous Angela Carter! Here are links to four Carter-related items that I’ve come across: This exhibition, The Bloody Chamber, at the Koppel Project in London from 8 Feb to … Continue reading

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Red — an animated retelling of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

OGOM’s Company of Wolves conference in 2015 explored the figure of the wolf, the werewolf, and wild children (often thought to have been raised by wolves themselves). An edited collection and two special journal issues will emerge soon from this … Continue reading

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