Very Latest Writing on John M. Stahl, 2018—

Very Latest Writing on John M. Stahl, 2018—

 

A collection of the latest writing I have located  on John M. Stahl and his films, from 2018 (the year of the Pordenone and Bologna retrospectives) to the present.

* Richard Koszarski, ‘”The Lincoln Man” and his Lincoln Cycle’, Film History, Summer,
2018, 79-110.

*  Jose Arroyo, ‘Back Street (USA, 1932)’, First Impressions: Notes on Film and Culture, notesonfilm1.com/2018/07/05/back-street-john-m-stahl-usa-1932/

*   Jose Arroyo, ‘Only Yesterday, Pangborn Pansies and Pre-Code Feminism’, First Impressions: Notes on Film and Culture, https://notesonfilm1.com/tag/john-m-stahl

*  Sergio M Grmek Germani, ‘Una Memorabile Edizione’, Il Manifesto Quotidiano Communista, 6.10.2018

* ‘Immortal Imitations: The Cinema of John M. Stahl’, Programme curated by Ehsan Khoshbakht.
Jonathan Rosenbaum (Imitation of Life), Pamela Hutchinson (The Woman Under Oath), Jeremy
Arnold (Immortal Sergeant), Imogen Sara Smith (Seed), Charles Barr (When Tomorrow
Comes), Ehsan Khoshbakht (Leave Her to Heaven), Ehsan Khoshbakht (Holy Matrimony).
https://festival.ilcinemaritrovato/en/sezione/oltre-lo-specchio-della-vita-i-film-di-john-m-stahl/

* Geoff Andrew, ‘Bologna Discovery: The Films of John M. Stahl’, Notes and Discoveries by
Geoff Andrew, https://geoffandrew.com/2018/07/01/bologna-discovery-the-films-of-john-stahl/

* David Bordwell [on Seed], David Bordwell’s Website on Cinema,
http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog/category/directors-stahl

John M. Stahl Husbands and Lovers

* Bruce Babington, Charles Barr, eds., The Call of the Heart: John M. Stahl and Hollywood
Melodrama, John Libbey Publishing Ltd, East Barnet, 2018, with essays by Jeremy Arnold
(Immortal Sergeant, The Eve of Saint Mark), Tim Cawkwell (The Keys of the Kingdom), Pamela
Hutchinson (The Woman Under Oath, Suspicious Wives), Edward Gallafent (When Tomorrow
Comes), Adrian Garvey (The Foxes of Harrow), Lea Jacobs (The Child Thou Gavest Me, One
Clear Call, Memory Lane, Back Street), Richard Koszarski (The Lincoln Cycle), Lawrence
Napper (Holy Matrimony), Tom Ryan (Marriage By Contract, Imitation of Life, Magnificent
Obsession), Imogen Sarah Smith (The Song of Life, Why Men Leave Home, Husbands and
Lovers, In Old Kentucky, A Lady Surrenders, Seed, Strictly Dishonorable), Tony Tracey
(Parnell), Michael Walker (Leave Her to Heaven), Melanie Williams & Neil Sinyard (The Walls
of Jericho), Bruce Babington (John M. Stahl: The Early Years, Tiffany-Stahl, Stahl in the Sound
Era, Letter of Introduction, Our Wife, Father Was a Fullback, Oh, You Beautiful Doll), Charles
Barr (Introduction, Husbands and Lovers, Only Yesterday).

John M Stahl Father was a Fullback

* Le Giornate Del Cinema Muto: Pordenone Silent Film Festival, Catalogo / Catalogue 6-13
Ottobre 2018.
John M. Stahl Programme:
essays by Richard Koszarski (The Lincoln Cycle), Charles Barr (Her
Code of Honor), Lea Jacobs (Sowing the Wind), Lea Jacobs (The Child
Thou Gavest Me), Pamela Hutchinson (Suspicious Wives), Imogen Sara
Smith (The Song of Life), Imogen Sara Smith (Husbands and Lovers),
Lea Jacobs (Memory Lane), In Old Kentucky (Imogen Sara Smith),
Bruce Babington (Introduction).

* Gustavo Beck, Interview with Jay Weissberg, Director Pordenone Silent Film Festival,
https://mubi/com/de/posts/a-lost-paradise-an-interview-with-pordenone-silent-film-festival-
artistic-director-jay-weissberg

* David Vanden Bossche, ‘John M. Stahl: The Invisible Master’,
https://cinea be/john-m-stahl-the-invisible master/ October 2018.

* Imogen Sarah Smith, ‘The Birth of a Quiet Radical: John M. Stahl’s Silent Films’, On
Film/Features – December 17, 2018, criterion.com / current/ posts/61000-the-birth-of-a-quiet-
radical-john-m-stahl-s-silent-films

* Conn Holohan, ‘All that is Solid: Producing the Home-Space in John M. Stahl’s Imitation of Life’,
Quarterly Review of Film and Video, vol.35, no.3, 246-271.

* Kirsten M. Lew, ‘From Social Problem to Maternal Melodrama: The Lost Lynching Scene in John
M. Stahl’s Imitation of Life’, Film History, vol.30, no.4 (Winter 2018), 107-126.

* Antti Alanen, ‘The Woman Under Oath’, Film Diary, June 25, 2018,
anttialanenfilmdiary.blogspot.com/ search?q = woman+under+oath

* Antti Alanen, ‘Seed’, Film Diary, June 26, 2018,
anttialanenfilmdiary.blogspot.com/search?q=seed

* Antti Alanen,’The Immortal Sergeant’, Film Diary, June 28, 2018,
anttialanenfilmdiary.blogspot.com/searchq? =immortal+sergeant

* Antti Alanen, ‘When Tomorrow Comes’, Film Diary, June 28, 2018,
anttialanenfilmdiary.blogspot.com/search?= when+tomorrow+comes

* Antti Alanen, ‘The Call of the Heart: John M. Stahl and Hollywood Melodrama’ (ed. Bruce
Babington and Charles Barr) (a book)’, Film Diary, October 17, 2018,
anttialanenfilmdiary.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-call-of-heart- john-m-stahl-and.html

* Antti Alanen, ‘The Child Thou Gavest Me’, Film Diary, October 8, 2018,
anttialanenfilmdiary.blogspot.com/ search?=child+thou+gavest+me

* Antti Alanen, ‘The Song of Life’, Film Diary, October 10, 2018,
anttialanenfilmdiary.blogspot.com/search?q=song+of+life

* Antti Alanen, ‘Husbands and Lovers’, Film Diary, October 11, 2018,
anttialanenfilmdiary.blogspot.com/search?q=husbands+and+lovers

* Antti Alanen, ‘Memory Lane’, Film Diary, October 12, 2018,
anttialanenfilmdiary.blogspot.com/search?q=memory+lane

* Antti Alanen, ‘The Call of the Heart: John M. Stahl and Hollywood Melodrama’ (ed. Bruce
Babington and Charles Barr) (a book)’, Film Diary, October 17, 2018,
anttialanenfilmdiary.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-call-of-heart- john-m-stahl-and.html

Keith1942, ‘Her Code of Honour [sic], USA,1919’, December 4, 2018, Early and Silent Film, cinetext.wordpress.com/2018/12/14/her-code-of-honour [sic]-usa-1919/

* Michael Hammond, ‘A Drama of Dishes and Discontent’, Hippodrome Silent Film Festival,
https://hipfest.wordpress.com

* Nick Pinkerton, ‘ The Lincoln Cycle’, Reverse Shot, Museum of the Moving Image (Feb 8,
2019),
www.reverseshot.org/reviews/2537/lincoln_cycle

* Pamela Hutchinson, ‘Silent Stahl: The Woman Under Oath’, January 30, 2018
https://silentlondon.co.uk /2018or/30/silent-stahl-the-woman-under-oath

* Pamela Hutchinson, ‘Silent Reading: Book Reviews Roundup’, March 2019,
https://silentlondon.co.uk/category/review-2/

* Paolo Vecchi,’Pordenone 2018′, Cineform, Vol lviii, Iss.579 (November 2018), 89-90

* David Cairns, Sight and Sound, Vol.xxix, Iss.1-2 (January/ February 2019), 140.

* Michael Walker ‘The Elements of Stahl’, Letter, Sight and Sound, March 2019.

John M Stahl Wanters

* Jean Loup Bourget, ‘The Call of the Heart: John M. Stahl and Hollywood Melodrama’, Positif,
Iss.696 (Feb 2019), 81-82,

* David Sterritt, ‘Sirk and Stahl’, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 36.5, 2019, 445-447.
Published online 19 June 2019.

* BAMPFA, ‘Melodrama Master: John M. Stahl’, series curated by Susan Oxtoby, notes by Juliet
Clark, July 2019,
https://bampfa.org/program/melodrama-master-john-m-stahl

* Le Giornate Del Cinema Muto: Pordenone Silent Film Festival Catalogo / Catalogue, 5-12
Ottobre 2019, John M. Stahl 2, 245-250.
Bruce Babington, (Introduction), Pamela Hutchinson (The Woman Under Oath), Bruce Babington
(The Wanters).

* Bruce Babington (with the ground-breaking genealogical research of Giannis Daropoulos),
‘Looking for Young John Stahl: Some Biographical Mysteries Unravelled ‘, www.ProfBruce.co.uk

* Bruce Babington, ‘Getting to Know Stahl’s Granddaughter, Joan Lester’, www.ProfBruce.co.uk

* Bruce Babington, ‘Stewards’ Inquiry: What Happened in the Last Furlong to In Old Kentucky?
www.ProfBruce.co.uk

* 34th Mar Del Plata International Film Festival, ‘John M. Stahl: A Stroll through Classic
Hollywood’,
https://www.mardelplatafilmfest.com/34/n/noticia/john-m-stahl-un-paseo-por-el-hollywood-
clasico

* Imogen Sara Smith, essay on Husbands and Lovers for the film’s showing at the San Francisco
Silent Film Festival, 2019.

* Imogen Sara Smith, review The Lincoln Cycle, Lincoln Centre showing of the films, 2019,
https://letterboxd/film/the-lincoln-cycle

* Daniel Brännströmm, Notes on the Swedish Film Institute Stahl Retrospective,
https://www.filminstitutet/globalasset/3.-se-och-samtala-film/cinemateket_stockholm/2019/feb-
mar/sthlm_190111.pdf

* Patrick Boeuf, ‘John M Stahl à Pordenone 2018’, Jeune Cinėma, Iss. 394, 2019 (May 2019), 36-
43.

* Bernard Tavernier, DVD Blog par Bernard Tavernier, 3 Juillet 2019.
www.tavernier.blog.sacd.fr/ henry-king-et-konchalovsky/

*Anthology Film Archives, ‘Spotlight on Bess Meredyth’ – Screening of The Song of Life (1922),  3 December, 2019

* Gwenda Young, ‘The Call of the Heart: John M. Stahl and Hollywood Melodrama’, Early
Popular Visual Culture, 17.2 (September 2019), 220-221.

* Elaine Lennon, ‘The Call of the Heart: John M. Stahl and the Hollywood Melodrama,
Book Review’, Off Screen, vol 24, Issue 1, Jan 2020.
offscreen.com/view/the-call-of-the-heart-john-m-stahl-and-hollywood-melodrama

*Boris Nelepo, ‘From Russia with Love’, mardelplatafilmfest.com/35/en/noticia/de-rusia-con-amor

*Eric Henderson and Jaime N. Christley, Review of Criterion blu ray of Leave Her to Heaven, Slant Magazine, April 2020,slantmagazine.com/dvd/review-john-m-stahls-leave-her-to-heaven-on-criterion

*Sarah Imogen Smith, video essay on Leave Her to Heaven, accompanying the Criterion Leave Her to Heaven blu ray issue.

*Steven D. Greydanus, ‘Keys of the Kingdom’.  SDG Reviews: Film Appreciation and Criticism Informed by Christian Faith,https://decentfilms.com

*Chris Galloway, Review of Criterion blu ray of Leave Her to Heaven, criterionforum.org/review//-leave-her-to-heaven-the-criterion-collection-blu-ray  March 18, 2020

*Trevor Berrett, Review of Criterion blu ray of Leave Her to Heaven,The Mooksie and the Gripes,  24 March,2020, mooksieandgripes.com/reviews/2020/03/24/john-m-stahl-leave-her-to-heaven/

*Kayla McCullough, ‘Leave Her to Heaven’, Cinema St Louis, March 27, 2020, https://www.cinemastlouis.org>the-lens>leave-her-heaven

*Melissa Anderson, review of Criterion Leave Her to Heaven blu ray and dvd, 4 Columns,https://4columns.org/anderson-melissa/leave-her-to-heaven

*Nicholas Bell, review of Criterion Leave Her to Heaven blu ray,https://ioncinema.com/new/disc-reviews/criterion-collection-john-m-stahl-leave-her-to-heaven-review, 7 April, 2020

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