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The Preservation Of The Singular Versus The Mass

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

The (sorta) recent discovery and restoration of the film interstitials and outtakes for the stage play Too Much Johnson (I refuse to call a jumble of scenes tied to a larger narrative a film) shot by Orson Welles poses the obvious, titular question, how much Johnson is too much?

Apparently, as in

Top 10 Film Restorations / Reissues of The Aughts

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

I was so shaken after seeing the restored print that I had to walk home from Manhattan to Brooklyn just to soothe my emotions….there is a daring confrontation to keeping the camera rolling through a long take…An audacious mix of genres peppered with a dry black humor, it’s like an Eastern Bloc version of a Russ Myer movie…something that can run through Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker to RZA-ODB-GZA is pretty powerful…