Tag Archives: Ealing

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Where, But In America? asked an early working title for Stanley Kramer’s extravagant Ultra Panavision progenitor of the ‘epic comedy’ genre. Scotland is the sensible answer, the planned location of a wacky race that the transatlantic writing duo of William and Tania Rose, famous for

The Proud Valley

When is an important film at its most important? When it’s not even remotely concerned with any notion of importance. That is a perfect summation of Pen Tennyson’s “The Proud Valley”, out Monday from Studio Canal. The 1940 film stars black political activist Paul Robeson

Pool of London

Studio Canal’s latest presentation of London’s finest cinema exponent, Ealing studios, defied all expectations for what one of their films should be. Basil Deardan’s Pool of London evokes the charm associated with an Ealing film whilst also including a complexity beyond the studio’s typical relationship

Psychomania

The midnight movie is an icon of cinema folklore that is synonymous with the American cult film. Australian cinema and the idiosyncrasies of ‘Ozploitation’ are rife with the specifics of what it takes to be a fabled midnight movie. Before going any further perhaps a