The Painted Bird

Part way through this film, we have the scene from which it gets it title. It is a visual metaphor that overhangs the whole film and gives us the best window into the film's message. A man grabs a bird in his hand and he paints it, marking it as different. He lets the bird … Continue reading The Painted Bird

Have You Seen… Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)?

Welcome to 'Have You Seen....' a regular column exploring an interesting film that is worthy of greater attention - for good or for ill. The focus is on the underseen, the undersung or the underrated - or just those films you just need to write about. The focus is analysis more than evaluation so, expect … Continue reading Have You Seen… Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)?