The Silent London Podcast: Toute la mémoire du monde 2017 part three

Welcome to another edition of the Silent Paris Podcast. I am at the Toute la mémoire du monde festival of restored cinema all weekend and podcasting my reports from the screenings. Saturday was a game of two halves: two silent films and two British films noir. Listen to today’s podcast to find out what I made of them …

The Habit of Happiness (1916)

The Silent London Podcast: Toute la mémoire du monde 2017 part three

I’m sorry about the sound levels on this podcast. Not entirely sure what went wrong but will endeavour to fix in future ‘casts.

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3 thoughts on “The Silent London Podcast: Toute la mémoire du monde 2017 part three”

  1. I enjoyed “Cast a Dark Shadow” last night too! Maybe I’m a purist, but I have a very narrow definition of film noir and for me, it’s only American films from 1939 to 1955 (OK, maybe 1958’s Touch of Evil). This one and the other one I saw on Friday (Wanted for Murder) would be called “films policiers” in France. “Cast a Dark Shadow” has much more elements of comedy than in any given (“canonical”) noir. Both lead actors are delightful.

    1. They are aren’t they? I don’t consider myself a purist and I completely agree with you. I was very happy to hear people enjoying this very British film so much in Paris. Thanks for listening to the podcast!

  2. You may be interested in knowing that a print of another very nice British film with a young (even younger!) Dirk Bogarde is held in the Forum des Images’ collection (films set in Paris): “So Long at the Fair”, the French title of which is “Si Paris l’avait su” (!). It is shown at times there.

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