Sunday, April 15, 2012

Alt History

Went the Day Well?
1942.  92 minutes. United Kingdom. Directed by Alberto Cavalcanti. Watchdate: 10/06/2011.
A surreal Graham Greene scripted propaganda about Nazi paratroopers impersonating English soldiers in a small town. It's Red Dawn 1942: Buñuel meets Hitchcock. And so we get a matron diving on grenade. We get a woman gracefully walking downstairs wielding a giant revolver. We get the best murder scene outside of Torn Curtain. In fact, perhaps it inspired Torn Curtain? This movie may have inspired every dream that we call a movie.

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