Des de Moor

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Favorite films

  • Heimat
  • The Last of England
  • Pierrot le Fou
  • Cabaret

Recent activity

  • Richard Herring: Someone Likes Yoghurt


  • Richard Herring: The Twelve Tasks of Hercules Terrace


  • Neapolitan Dance at the Ancient Forum of Pompeii


  • The Tarantella, an Italian Dance


Recent reviews

  • Incident at Clovelly Cottage

    Incident at Clovelly Cottage


    Only a few frames of this survive so it's very hard to judge -- I watched the partial reconstruction shown as part of Peter Domankiewicz's fascinating short lecture on the making of the film here:

  • The Cabbage-Patch Fairy

    The Cabbage-Patch Fairy

    Note that according to most authoritative accounts, and contrary to lazy Youtube labelling, this is a lost film, if it ever existed. A more accurate date for the Alice Guy cabbage-patch fairy film in circulation, which has its own entry on Letterboxd ( ), is 1900. Possibly the 1900 film is a remake of the 1896 film; certainly, Guy returned to the theme in at least two of her later productions.

Popular reviews

  • 25th Hour

    25th Hour


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    What kicks this up a notch from being a good film to a great film for me is the scene where Monty pressurises his best friend Frank into beating him up so he'll be less attractive to sexual predators in prison, while their close friend Jake looks on. What could have been an opportunity to indulge in sensationalist violence under cover of a superficial 'examination' of machismo and masculinity becomes a wrenching and emotional scene, extremely hard to watch not…

  • Lichtspiel: Opus I

    Lichtspiel: Opus I


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    1001 films that will reward your time (9th edition 2021).

    At the birth of cinema, all films were experimental films, yet for a medium emerging in an era of rapid technological change and modernist thinking, the content of mainstream film-making rapidly succumbed to melodramatic Victorian moralising. While there were early examples of artists using the medium deliberately to challenge conventional ideas of representation and reality (Émile Cohl is an example: see Fantasmagorie (1908)), it wasn’t until the ‘rules’ of…