Lon Chaney: The man with a thousand faces:

Starring in over 150 films, boasting just as many diverse roles, a writer, director and expert make-up artist. But eclipsed by so many of the other stars of the time. But his impact and legacy are indisputable. But who was Lon Chaney and why has he become subdued in our modern perspective of early cinema? … Continue reading Lon Chaney: The man with a thousand faces:

Grave of the Fireflies: A stark reality of the life of post war life.

Grave of the Fireflies is a war film unlike many others. In a market flooded by gritty and bloodstained dramas it presents a painfully realistic story of the civilians of post war Japan. The slow demise of the main characters is made clear from the very start. We are given no option to be hopeful … Continue reading Grave of the Fireflies: A stark reality of the life of post war life.