Category Archives: Black Cat

CAT OF THE DAY 047: BATMAN RETURNS

CAT OF THE DAY 047: BATMAN RETURNS (1992) A major cat movie. Downtrodden secretary Selina Kyle has a cat (a black one, called Miss Kitty), a common signifier of the single woman living alone. When Selina gets pushed out of a … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 041: KURONEKO

CAT OF THE DAY 041: KURONEKO (1968) This Japanese ghost story was written and directed by Shindô Kaneto, a former assistant to Mizoguchi Kenji and probably better known in the west as the writer and director of Onibaba, though he later went … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 039: CLÉO DE 5 À 7

CAT OF THE DAY 039: CLÉO DE 5 À 7 (1962) A pop star (Corinne Marchand) wanders around Paris, confronting her own mortality as she waits to hear the results of a medical test in Agnès Varda‘s film, one of … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 036: THE MATRIX

CAT OF THE DAY 036: THE MATRIX (1999) “A black cat went past us, and then another one that looked just like it.” CAT OF THE DAY 036: THE MATRIX (1999) “A black cat went past us, and then another … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 032: THE PRESTIGE

CAT OF THE DAY 032: THE PRESTIGE (2006) Celebrated stage magician Robert “The Great Danton” Angier (Hugh Jackson) is visiting eccentric scientist Nikola Tesla (David Bowie) in Colorado in a quest for a teleportation device that will enable him to … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 026: TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE

CAT OF THE DAY 026: TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE (2004) Danny Glover and Sean Penn unleash Kim Jong II‘s deadly black “panthers” on Joe and Sarah. But Sarah uses her mental powers (“We are not your enemy, furry ones! You … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 024: WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

CAT OF THE DAY 024: WALK ON THE WILD SIDE (1962) The black cat in Saul Bass‘s credit sequence for Edward Dmytryk’s film is one of the most famous cats in the movies, and rightly so. The puss emerges from … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 020: SCARY MOVIE 2

CAT OF THE DAY 020: SCARY MOVIE 2 (2001) College student Cindy (Anna Faris) and her friends are spending the night at Hell House. Cindy is attacked by a black cat, and screams “Help! My pussy has gone crazy!” The … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 018: TALES OF TERROR

CAT OF THE DAY 018: TALES OF TERROR (1962) A trilogy of Edgar Allan Poe stories adapted for the screen by Richard Matheson and directed by Roger Corman. Vincent Price, who stars in all three segments, is 1) stalked by … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 012: BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS

CAT OF THE DAY 012: BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS (1971) “What do you call your cat?” “I don’t believe in giving animals ridiculous names. I call him Cosmic Creepers, because that’s the name he came with.” Cosmic Creepers is a very black … Continue reading

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