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Sunday, July 19, 2020 - 7:30 PM

on Zoom Meeting (basic)



by Leslie Norman


Sadly, Diabolique is no longer available online. So we're turning to another on the long list of not yet seen salon choices.

While Ealing Studios best known for their enduring comedies, they also produced many other fine films. This supernatural thriller is based on a real incident in the life of British Air Marshal Sir Victor Goddard; his journal was published in The Saturday Evening Post of 26 May 1951. Directed by Leslie Norman (Dunkirk, The Avengers (tv)), screenplay by R. C. Sherriff (The Invisible Man, Goodbye, Mr. Chips), and starring Michael Redgrave (The Lady Vanishes), Sheila Sim (A Canterbury Tale), Denholm Elliott (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

(1955) At a fashionable dinner party in Hong Kong, a Naval officer is coaxed into revealing details of a dream in which eight people take off from Bangkok, Thailand in a Dakota bound for Tokyo, Japan and crash in the Japanese mountains. Amongst those listening is Air Marshal Hardie (Sir Michael Redgrave), who is due to fly to Tokyo the next day. Hardie initially dismisses the dream because he is scheduled to fly out in a Liberator, but as Hardie arrives at the airport, he discovers that the Liberator has developed mechanical problems and has been replaced by a Dakota. When, just before the flight is due to depart, two soldiers board the plane making a complement of eight, Hardie fears that the dream may be coming true, and he is destined to die.

HOW TO VIEW: The film is available on HERE.

THE WEDNESDAY MEETING: We'll send you an email with the location link and time of the meeting and you click on the link at the right time. If you don't have the software haven't used Zoom before this, Zoom will walk you through the process and you're in. Each meeting is usually limited to 40 minutes. Should we be cut off, use the same code link again and the session will continue.



SUGGESTED UPCOMING FILMS from Kanopy and other venues

A Taste of Honey (1961) Tony Richardson 7.5
Charade (1963) Stanley Donen 7.9
The Conversation (1974) Francis Ford Coppola 7.8
Touchez Pas au Grisbi (1954) Jacques Becker 7.8
Billy Liar (1963) John Schlesinger 7.3
Last Year at Marienbad (1961) Alain Resnais 7.8
Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972) R.W. Fassbinder 7.7
Lacombe, Lucien (1974) Louis Malle 7.7
Robinson Crusoe (1954) Luis Buñuel 6.8
The Stranger (1946) Orson Welles 7.4 (also Netfilx)
They Made Me a Criminal (1939) Busby Berkeley 6.8 (also Amazon Prime)


Jacques Rivette's 1971 Out 1 (Out 1, noli me tangere) which follows the May 1968 civil unrest in France, a deaf-mute and a con artist simultaneously stumble upon the remnants of a secret society. Eric Van is excited that is presenting the entire 8 part / 14 hour series. Should you dare to watch the series, let us know. Eric would love to hold a discussion on it. It stars some of the French New Wave's best actors: Bernadette Lafont, Bulle Ogier, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Juliet Berto, Françoise Fabian, and Michael Lonsdale.



If you are looking for something unusual to watch, you can generally find it somewhere though JUSTWATCH.COM

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The Screening Salon/Salon is a private, casual, and non-commercial screening group run from our homes. There is no monetary gain, nor required dues, fees, or collections of money of any sort. It's just for the fun of sharing and enjoying copies of films we own or borrow from local libraries.

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