Monday, February 15, 2016
Handmade Movies Redux - The Hand!
How I've remained in the dark about this 1981 movie all these years is beyond me, but I had no inkling (or fogotten any inkling I might once have had) that Michael Caine had made a movie called The Hand about a comic artist who loses his hand and becomes a bit unglued about it all. Russ pointed me in the direction of his flick in a comment on the series of movies I reviewed last week which to varying degrees adapted "The Hand of Orlac". Though I've not seen The Hand, from this trailer it appears that it too goes into that territory.
Of particular interest to comic book fans is that Barry Windsor-Smith, famous for his lush and detailed renderings of Conan the Barbarian among others did some artwork specifically for this movie to pass as the work of Caine's character. See the beautiful example above and for more go here and here too.
I really need to watch The Hand. Thanks Russ.