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Feb 7, 2020

Back to Borzage for Fox 1931 with the inaptly-titled BAD GIRL, plus Raoul Walsh's THE YELLOW TICKET. Deconstructed masculinity in Depression-era New York! Sex worker registries in czarist Russia! Boxing ring cuddles! Nude bathing in women's prisons! Lionel Barrymore chewing the scenery, James Dunn having male hysterics! This episode has got it all. And then Elise tries to suss out connections between I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE (1943) and Maya Deren.

Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s:          Bad Girl (dir. Frank Borzage)

0h 43m 19s:          The Yellow Ticket (dir. Raoul Walsh)

1h 11m 17s:          Winter cinemagoing at TIFF Lightbox: FILM SOCIALISME (2010; dir. Jean-Luc Godard); TAIPEI STORY (1985; dir. Edward Yang); I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE (1943; dir. Jacques Tourneur)  


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