Gawd Bless the British Film Institute. In an era of Brexit, white supremacism and Nigel Farage, where marauding bands of neo-nazis are (probably) roaming the streets and murdering members of minority groups on the spot, the good old BFI is a bastion of British middle class values. If it wasn’t for the BFI my film […]Read more "The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands (1927)"
Time for a quick blast back to the silent era for my next film. ‘Hotel Imperial’ (1927) is the first Hollywood filmic transfer of a stage play (also called ‘Hotel Imperial’) which was written in Austro-Hungary while the war was still raging in 1917. I say ‘First’ and ‘Hollywood’ because there’s a lost Hungarian version […]Read more "Hotel Imperial (1927)"