Monday, July 30, 2012

Tropical Islands

This evening said goodbyes to neighbours Yuri & June and their children Greta & Otto (not forgetting their dog, Emily) as they embark on a new life in Singapore. We will miss them.
And while on the subject of tropical islands, I watched Tabu, a rather obscure film from 1931, set in Tahiti. It was conceived by F W Murnau (Nosferatu, Faust, Sunrise etc) and Robert Flaherty (Nanook of the North, Moana etc - see this post) but they fell out and in the end Murnau directed it all, using mostly non-actors and non-professional crew. It has an innocent, doomed charm about it. And talking of doomed, Murnau died in a car accident the week before its premiere. It flopped.   

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