Seminal Image #126

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Asphalt
(Joe May; 1929)

3 comments:

swac said...

What a discovery this film was, I got to see it at Cinefest in Syracuse a few years ago. Definitely a missing link between expressionism and noir, and I've heard rumours of a restoration/release on DVD (two musical acts were discussing their desire to perform scores for it on alt.movies.silent this week). All I knew of May was his Lang-penned adventure epic The Indian Tomb, but this is something else and deserving of wider exposure.

Bob Keser said...

The Region 2 DVD is being released any day now (I already have this ordered!). Asphalt is a terrific movie, as is Joe May's Heimkehr/Homecoming.

Tom Sutpen said...

I've never seen a Joe May movie I didn't think was at least excellent . . .

. . . but then, I haven't seen some of those things he did for Monogram either.