I hope you'll join us tonight when we celebrate The Letter (1940) and I hope you enjoyed the first three episodes of Best Shot this year covering forgetful lovers, violent cops, and disco freaks. If you've never joined the party, please do. Try it. You'll like it. This year has been so fun with more participation than before. All you have to do is watch the movie, pick a shot, post it and tell us why.
Here's what's next:
Tuesday April 29th 3 Women (1977)
Robert Altman's fascinating Persona-influenced actress triptych (Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Janice Rule) went on to influence everyone's favorite amnesiac lebsian mystery Mulholland Dr. If you haven't seen it, you must.
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Tuesday May 6th Blow Up (1966)
To celebrate the publication of the forthcoming biography of Vanessa Redgrave by Dan Callahan, we'll look at Michelangelo Antonioni's mod classic. (I had really wanted to do The Devils which would make an awesome Best Shot episode but it is still just too hard to find in a good print and form - so many different edits and crummy transfers).
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Tuesday May 13th
Tuesday May 20th BATMAN 75th Spectacular
* a special one-off episode experiment *
For Batman's 75th year watch any theatrically released Bat movie -- there are 8 live action films and 1 animated film from 1966 through 2012 to choose from and select a best shot. Or do multiple movies. And if you do really try to adhere to the one-shot rule that we're all too longwinded to stick to as we should. It'll be interesting when we hit the chronological visual index to see which films, batmen and villains are best represented.