Welcome to our least listened to episode of PRAISING KANE ever! On this episode, our chronological look at the career of the wonderful Carol Kane continues with 1979’s LA SABINA, a José Luis Borau film that is only partially available in English.. but we watched it anyway! It’s a drama filled with infidelity, regret, and a mysterious dragon lady that threatens to devour us all. FUN! But that’s not all! We decided to BEEF things up by also watching OUT OF OUR FATHER’S HOUSES, a filmed version of Eve Merriam’s play adapted from actual letters by women in the 19th century. I know you’re quaking with anticipation, so it’s time to listen right… now!
Check out the teleplay of OUT OF OUR FATHER’S HOUSES right here:
We’re getting Wild In The Streets with Umberto Lenzi’s gleefully exploitative 1974 crime thriller ALMOST HUMAN (aka THE DEATH DEALER, aka Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare). Featuring a stand-out slimy performance from Tomas Milian, the film follows small-time scumbag Giulio Sacchi as he goes on a spree of murder and mayhem throughout Milan while tough cop Walter Grandi (Henry Silva) is hot on his trail. It’s filled with chaos and bloodshed, but is it fascist? Let’s talk about it.
While Scene of the Crime was nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes it’s fallen into relative obscurity in the decades since, despite starring Catherine Deneuve and being directed by the legendary André Téchiné (and co-written by Olivier Assayas!). On this episode of FORGOTTEN GEMS our hosts try to work out why films are sometimes forgotten, and whether SCENE OF THE CRIME is worthy of rediscovery. Let’s check it out!