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Captain Maurice Seddon was a British eccentric who preferred to heat his body than his house, and so he invented electric clothing. This curious portrait is also a striking piece of media history, as it partly comprises Seddon’s countless TV appearances, for instance in the David Letterman Show.
Sergej Eisenstein and Bertolt Brecht both separately tried their luck in Hollywood, in vain. Beloff reincarnated them as two lanky youths.
Caligari's swan song, premiered in Venice after his death, revisits and updates his Pasolinian penchant for marginal characters. Rough, violent and loud, Don't Be Bad is a buddy movie of sorts that flirts with desperation, only to save a touching brim of hope for the very end.
Regained Special: Claudio Caligari. With Critics' Talk Special in Lantaren Venster Foyer on Thu 4 Feb, 16:00.