Tag: Czech Republic

100 Sherlock Holmeses; Or, Sherlocks Holmes!

At Crime Reads, Olivia Rutiliagno presents her “100 Best, Worst and Strangest Sherlock Holmes Portrayals of All Time, Ranked.” “We’re ranking Sherlock Holmes performances. One hundred of them. Not Sherlock Holmes adaptations, but the representations within them of Sherlock Holmes himself. Now, you might think that you know […]

The Lure on The Projection Booth

The Gutter’s own Carol talks about The Lure (2015), Karel Kachyňa’s The Little Mermaid/ Malá Morská Víla (1976) and Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué’s Ondine with Mike White and David Rodgers on The Projection Booth podcast. “Released in the United States as The Lure , Agnieszka Smoczynska’s 2015 […]

“On The Trail Of The Golem”

The Gutter’s own Keith tracks the story of Rabbi Loew and the Golem–with some dips into alchemy and art–through Prague.  “So how did Rabbi Loew’s name become associated with the legend of the golem? Well, it’s no surprise, really, given how much weird, wizardy stuff is already attributed […]

RIP, Věra Chytilová

Czech filmmaker Věra Chytilová has died. She was a central director in the Czech New Wave in the 1960s and is probably best known for her film, Daisies (1966). The Prague Post, The Houston Chronicle, The AV Club and The New York Times have obituaries. Fresques has an […]