A story transforming from adultery and attempted murder to one of cinema’s most romantic and uplifting pictures is an unlikely event originating from a wholly unlikely source. Carl Mayer’s The Cabinet of Dr Calagari is the origin of film horror and the birth of German Expressionism whilst F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu ushered in a shadow […]Read more "Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans (1927)"
Cinematic masterpieces never see the light of a projector for three prominent reasons. Carelessness, as in the fire which consumed sword and sandal epic Cleopatra (1917). Untimely death, as in auteur Orson Welles unfinished The Other Side of the Wind. Studio intervention, as in the case of Greed. Stroheim’s quintessential masterpiece is praised by critics and film lovers alike, […]Read more "Greed (1924)"