Re: Shapeshifting

From: Ken Bawcom (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Aug 03 2009 - 18:53:44 PDT

Kuroneko (The black cat) a good, twisty, Japanese revenge tale
directed by Kaneto Shindo.

Probably my all time favorite shape-shifting film is the Fleischer
Bros. cartoon "Betty Boop's Snow-White," animated in 6 months,
entirely by Doc Crandall. Cab Calloway was filmed singing "St. James
Infirmary Blues," and this was rotoscoped to have him constantly
morphing from one thing to another, with the background changing to
suit the new shape/character. Made in 1933, before Disney's Snow
White, but still surreal and gripping.

If "Dust Devil" is the 1992 South African film, I think that is a
good, under rated film. If you are referring to the 2005 film, well, I
wouldn't make an audience sit through that turkey.

I am a Jacques Tourneur/Val Lewton fan, and the 1942 "Cat People" is a
classic. But, I think Paul Schrader's 1982 remake, with Malcolm
McDowell, and Natassia Kinski is rather good for the genre, and far
better than most remakes...

Ken B.

Quoting Erik Lavesson <email suppressed>:

> Hi all,
> I will arrange a series of screenings on the topic of shapeshifting in
> Stockholm, there will also be additional plastic works in the context and an
> essay or shorter text on shapeshifting aswell. I'm thinking that I'll screen
> two rather conventional feature lengths, but I would also want to have some
> shorts and/or experimental works that adress the topic. Now, I don't have a
> institutional framework to rely on, so it would be nice with suggestions
> that has a certain degree of accessibility.., but then again, everything is
> welcome! I considered these feature lengths, so you could see where I'm
> comin from on this..
> *Pan si dong (1967)
> Cocoon (1985)
> Ugokie kori no tatehiki (1933)
> The Thing (1982)*
> "The Twilight Zone" Episode: The Fugitive (1962)
> Cat People (1942)
> Ching Se (1993)
> The Company of Wolves (1984)
> Dust Devil (1992)
> Teen Wolf (1985)
> Thanks in advance,
> All the best,
> Erik
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