House of Bamboo

House of Bamboo (1955)

House of Bamboo first published by Little White Lies, as the 118th entry in my Cinema Psychotronicum column Location is everything. In 1948, William Keighley made the monochrome The Street With No Name, a film noir full of infiltration and imposture, and set it on the Skid Row of a fictional ‘Center City’ (in fact…

Ronde

La Ronde (1950) & Caught (1949): The Max Ophüls Collection

La Ronde (1950) & Caught (1949) – released as part of Second Sight’s The Max Ophüls Collection (2006) – first published by Little White Lies. In the sequence that opens La Ronde (1950), a dapper gentleman (Anton Walbrook) walks through a dark, mist-shrouded urban centre and introduces himself to camera as the film’s all-seeing narrator….