Back in September, Kathleen and I and Framing Pictures interlocutor Bruce Reid were entranced by two moments when the movies changed: the shift from silents to talkies in 1928-29, as refracted through the adventurous work of little-known director Paul Fejos; and 1958, when Otto Preminger's Bonjour, Tristesse redefined CinemaScope as a format for subtlety and ambiguity and helped inspire the French New Wave. We had a grand time talking about these—and recommend catching the splendiferous Criterion Blu-ray or DVD of Fejos' late-silent milestone Lonesome, along with the bounteously bizarre 1929 gangster musical Broadway and the Conrad Veidt mad-magician vehicle The Last Performance.
This Sept. 12 session comes to The Seattle Channel at 8:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Nov. 1; 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2; and twice Saturday, Nov. 3, at 2:30 a.m. and 9 p.m.; Monday, Nov. 5, 2:30 a.m.; Thursday, Nov. 8, 8:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 9, 10 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 p.m.
But why wait? The Seattle Channel has us up at their website now: http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=3411204