Well, this is embarassing.
I mean here I am, World Class Cinephile; seen more movies than you've had hot dinners; can identify a film just by looking at a frame of it and everything.
Yet I stand before you this evening chastened . . . shamed beyond words.
I misattributed an image in the "Seminal Image" series, that's cause why.
A visitor to this here blog, David Boswell, took one glance at Seminal Image #90, instantly concluded that it was not from Sternberg's "The Docks of New York" (1928) and left a comment stating such. When I read it, I said, almost out loud "Wrong-o, bud!! I've seen that there film. I oughta know where it's from, cause I'm Super Cinephile!" So I went back to the Czech website where I got the still and found, to my considerable displeasure, that . . . ho-leeee . . . it was indeed a still from Mauritz Stiller's "Street of Sin" (1928)
I have three excuses I can employ here to hopefully mitigate my error, but there's no point. They're each one unsurpassingly lame ("I saw the film so LONG ago!!"). In short, I fucked up royally and pawned hastily collected goods off on y'all as something they weren't. I promise to be more careful and avoid such errors in future. That is all I can do to demonstrate how unutterably chastened I am by this incident.
Okay, that last sentence was overdoing it. But I do apologize to our visitors all the same.
Of course . . . I'm not a petty and vindictive sort who wishes to pont fingers where they shouldn't be pointed . . . but I'd like to know where my Partner in Blogging was during all of this.
Sure, maybe Stephen's not responsible . . primarily . . . for this monumental cock-up.
But he did see the image and its attribution, didn't he.
And . . . and he actually owns a copy of the thing, too.
THANKS A LOT, STEPHEN!!!!!
And while I'm flailing about here, trying to offload some guilt, I'm not forgetting our erstwhile visitor Ivan Shreve. I mean . . . he commented on the image, right?
So he's just gotta be mixed up in this somehow.
Don't never let me catch you screwing up this blog again, Cooke-meister, y'hear?
And that goes for the rest of ya!
(stalks out of the room, shaking both fists at the heavens)