Thursday, December 6, 2012

Got Wings ?

[Charles “Buddy” Rogers as Jack Powell, Clara Bow as Mary Preston, Richard Arlen as David Armstrong.]

We wondered why we had to wait so long for Wings (dir. William Wellman, 1927), not realizing that the film was recently restored and must have been in a zillion queues. The film (which won the first Academy Award for Best Picture) was worth the wait: Wings holds up very well.

Here is a triple-bill for some theater of the imagination: Wings, Design for Living (dir. Errnst Lubitsch, 1933), and Jules et Jim (dir. François Truffaut, 1962). Triangles, triangles, triangles.

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