Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy 70, Ulli Lommel

I'm not sure of the numbers (it'd be fascinating to see a list of such a thing) but I would'nt be surprised if German actor and director Ulli Lommel worked with Rainer Werner Fassbinder the most - he was in Fassbinder's first film, Love is Colder Than Death, and then countless others, and once Lommel started directing Fassbinder helped him out there too.

RWF memorably acted in Lommel's memorable flick Tenderness is the Wolves, which I've blogged about before, and which no one should go another day without seeing. But of course Lommel's greatest contribution to cinema is the 1980 horror flick The Boogeyman, which I commemorated in this Ways Not To Die post here. That is a weird wonderful pile of movie.

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