Of course, film ain’t fiction, so to speak, and his first book length effort on crime films is like a Webley revolver with a sticky trigger; it works, just not as fluidly or efficiently as one would like.
A class can be taught comparing British and American manners using only Kind Hearts and Coronets and The Family Jewels.
This 1949 Ealings Studios comedy remains an interesting dissection of the pathologies of the British class system.
Alberto Cavalcanti’s contribution might be the finest single episode to appear in any horror anthology film.
Two classics of early British horror have been thoughtfully doubled-up on a DVD release that should be on any fright fan’s shelf.