I like movies about ghosts.
Despite being one of the most interesting Sternberg/Dietrich films, it's the one I've heard of the least. Mischaracterized down to the title, according to Von Sternberg himself: "The company decided to title the film Dishonored, disregarding my protest that the lady spy was not dishonored but killed by a firing squad."
tired: wondering what it was like to be in the audience when Alien (1979) debuted and having no idea about the famed chest-bursting scene coming
wired: wondering what it was like to be in the audience when Ivan the Terrible Pt II debuted and having no warning about the color section coming in near the end
1. photography by Ophuls' regular DP, Christian Matras 🤩
2. file this under "films I can't believe got made"
3. film's lesbian themes and background expertly dissected here: bombmagazine.org/articles/jacqueline-audrys-olivia/ and here hyperallergic.com/512644/jacqueline-audry-olivia/, the writings that got me to hurry up and watch this