CineSavant Column

Saturday August 13, 2022

 

Hello!  CineSavant is back in harness.

The dependable Gary Teetzel came across a nice freebie on the web — the Karloff documentary from a year or two ago is now streaming for free on Shout TV:
Boris Karloff: The Man Behind The Monster.

The docu is graced with a high-quality selection of talking heads. I believe it periodically interrupts with forced :15 second commercial breaks.

 


 

Gary also thought this would please, and I agree. In an excerpt from Peter Jackson’s Get Back documentary, we see the clip The Harry Lime Theme – Shocking!

They do a not-bad impromptu try at the Anton Karas song, and then John has an issue with an electrified microphone.

 


 

And Edward Sullivan follows up on his photo last Saturday of Russ Tamblyn from LIFE magazine:┬áthis time, it’s The ‘Shovel Dance.’

The scene is from the 1956 movie The Fastest Gun Alive; a nice show-off acrobatic novelty number perhaps inspired by the way Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire incorporate physical objects into their musical numbers. I don’t know if the number was a good fit in the otherwise sober fast-draw western, but it looks fine on its own.

Thanks for reading! — Glenn Erickson