The Ten Worst Films of 1942; As Reviewed by Ezra Pound Over Italian Radio.
BY GREG PURCELL
[Originally published February 14, 2000.]
This movie is filth.
A race may civilize itself BY LANGUAGE, not film. Cat People is filth.
To the Animals who made this usurious film: god damn you.
The Magnificent Ambersons
This movie is indistinguishable from the filth-rustlings of swine in a sty.
The Man Who Came to Dinner
May you choke on it, bacilli.
Yankee Doodle Dandy
I sort of liked James Cagney’s filthy Irish energy in this one.
The Palm Beach Story
BLESS: The Italian Dolcestilnovisti, the “sweet new style” current in the time of the papish Ghelfs and the imperial Ghibellines. One will particularly take heed of its foremost practitioner, Guido Cavalcanti.
BLAST: Preston Sturges and the Jewish moneylenders who helped him to make this film.
Two boils for the director’s infected liver.
This Gun for Hire
This film reeks of syphilis. Filth.
SUGGESTED READSThose Heady Days Are Behind Us Now: A Review of Bicentennial Man
by Paul Maliszewski (1/24/2000)
by Morgan Phillips (1/28/1999)
More Pope Reviews
by Zev Borow (2/25/2004)
RECENTLYCoffee Shop Algebra
by Allen Rein (3/27/2015)
Open Letters: An Open Letter to the Braxton-Hicks Contractions That Hit a Student in My First Period 10th Grade English Class
by Mr. Dickson (3/27/2015)
List: Things My Love Life and My Writing Career Have in Common
by Samantha Edmonds (3/27/2015)
POPULARList: What Your Favorite ’80s Band Says About You
by John Peck (7/5/2011)
An Honest College Rejection Letter
by Mimi Evans (3/26/2015)
Reasons You Were Not Promoted That are Totally Unrelated to Gender
by Homa Mojtabai (1/27/2015)