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.
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