Sunday, January 13, 2008

Cinema Obscura

In my original post, "Hear ye, hear ye!" I mentioned that I would occasionally write about crazy, weird, or rare films.  This should also include older, forgotten, or non-mainstream films.  Kara and I recently watched Roman Polanski's "The Fearless Vampire Killers, or Pardon Me, but Your Teeth are in My Neck."  This was a terrific film and a great way to spend a Sunday morning, especially when much of the television programming is dedicated to playoff football.  If it were playoff hockey coverage (that'll be the day), it would be a much different story.  This is one of Polanski's early films, and was made just prior to "Rosemary's Baby."  The film is filled with great slapstick moments, awesome sets, and detailed costumes.  Part comedy, part vampire hunt, it's interesting to think about the juxtaposition of this film against "Rosemary's Baby," given the latter film's more dramatic and serious tone.  If you get a chance, check it out!

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