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DOUBLE BILLS

by Kenji
All that Heaven Allows Far from Heaven Many of these are only to be expected, i need to think laterally for some more. Persona and Vertigo might match Mulholland Dr well, Portrait of Jennie is a fore-runner of Vertigo, Eternity and a Day could join with Alice in the Cities and Central Station, seeing Don’t Look Now after Petulia might be instructive, Our Beloved Month of August might pair well with Separado. Outcast of the Islands would fit with Apocalypse Now and Aguirre Wrath of God, Of Time and the City might suit Jarman’s Blue, which could also be paired with Herzog’s Land of Silence and Darkness to the latter’s detriment. Marketa… Read more

All that Heaven Allows

Far from Heaven

Many of these are only to be expected, i need to think laterally for some more.

Persona and Vertigo might match Mulholland Dr well, Portrait of Jennie is a fore-runner of Vertigo, Eternity and a Day could join with Alice in the Cities and Central Station, seeing Don’t Look Now after Petulia might be instructive, Our Beloved Month of August might pair well with Separado. Outcast of the Islands would fit with Apocalypse Now and Aguirre Wrath of God, Of Time and the City might suit Jarman’s Blue, which could also be paired with Herzog’s Land of Silence and Darkness to the latter’s detriment. Marketa Lazarova would go with Andrei Rublev and Seventh Seal; Gun Crazy with Bonnie and Clyde and Badlands; Fear Eats the Soul with All that Heaven Allows and Far from Heaven. …and Street Angel would make a great Janet Gaynor triple bill with Sunrise or Seventh Heaven. I’ve paired Le Quattro Volte with an Italian short A Day in Barbagia by De Seta, though a more obvious choice, with its tree ceremony, is the De Seta’s I Dimenticati. Celine and Julie go Boating would suit Two Girls from Zeeland in Zandvoort and Daisies.

I’m now pairing the short Amelia and the Angel with The White Balloon,which could also accompany another Iranian film The Apple. La Cienaga or Gosford Park would suit Rules of the Game, while a film i picked to pair the Renoir, Bunuel’s L’Age d’Or, would pair well with Monty Python, e.g Life of Brian or The Meaning of Life; the Cuban masterpiece Lucia with Black Shack Alley and Daughters of the Dust, or its first segment with the harrowing Come and See. Citizen Kane or another Welles film Immortal Story, or maybe F for Fake would, like Lady of Shanghai, go well with Three Crowns of the Sailor, as Ruiz too enjoyed play with storytelling and reality, and like the great whale Welles was a wandering creature of the oceans.

As antitheses, High Noon v Rio Bravo (i dislike the latter, so am inverting their order), Listen to Britain (threatened idyll) v The Last of England (paradise lost). Groundhog Day of course, though it would work well with It’s a Wonderful Life, is its own double or triple bill.

Suggestions welcome.

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