Posts filed under "Galleries"

10 Things About the Wizard of Oz

Posted by Brandy Dean May 16, 2013 1 Comment 22075 views

The Wizard of Oz is a classic of American cinema and a favorite of cinephiles, children, and Pink Floyd fans the world over. Really, we could just look at stills from the movie all day, but if we include 10 things about The Wizard of Oz, it has a patina of education. Enjoy! The song […]

A Gallery of Images from Louis Feuillade’s Fantômas (1913)

Posted by Brandy Dean May 9, 2013 0 Comment 10582 views

Fantômas is a French silent crime film serial directed by Louis Feuillade, based on the novel of the same name. Composed of 5 episodes released over the course of 1913 and 1914, episode 1 premiered in France on May 9, 1913. If you’d like to know more information about the character of Fantômas and his many incarnations in the arts, check of […]

Bette Davis is a Bad Ass

Posted by Brandy Dean April 5, 2013 3 Comments 7803 views

I totally cribbed this photo from the fabulous iloveoldhollywood tumblog. I was completely arrested by this photo when it came through the news feed, and I can’t decide who is more beautiful, young Bette or old Bette. Suffice it to say she’s a bad ass at any age.

10 Things About The Birth of a Nation

Posted by Brandy Dean February 8, 2013 5 Comments 15193 views

If you’re going to love silent cinema or if you’re going to make a study of the early development of movies, you’re gonna have to butt heads with D.W. Griffith. And you’re going to have to come to some kind of truce with The Birth of a Nation. We all know the problems with that […]

10 Things About What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Posted by Brandy Dean February 6, 2013 2 Comments 15855 views

What happens when two Hollywood divas age out of the star system and find themselves isolated in a decaying mansion with no support and no attention? What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? is what happens. But am I talking about the fictional characters of Blanche and Baby Jane, or am I talking about the actresses […]

10 Things About Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Posted by Brandy Dean February 4, 2013 2 Comments 10381 views

Bringing Up Baby, directed by Howard Hawks and starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, is the screwballiest of screwball comedies. Though it was a critical and commercial failure at the time of it’s release, Bringing Up Baby has come to be regarded as Hawks’ best film and is beloved by classic film fans everywhere. Also, […]

10 Things About The General (1927)

Posted by Brandy Dean February 1, 2013 3 Comments 17972 views

So my Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra silent film calendar tells me today is the release date for The General. I get really excited about this – a great reason to talk about The General! The problem is February 1 doesn’t match up with any of the release dates in the IMDB entry. What’s a […]

10 Things About City Lights (1931)

Posted by Brandy Dean January 30, 2013 5 Comments 13296 views

Released on January 30, 1931, Charlie Chaplin’s silent City Lights turns 82 today. While that’s pretty old, it’s actually pretty young for a silent movie. Chaplin, worried about how his Little Tramp would translate in the world of talkies, Chaplin remained a lone holdout long after Hollywood had gone talkie crazy. Though it was well […]

Gallery of Images from Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Posted by Brandy Dean January 15, 2013 0 Comment 22612 views

For people who both love silent movies and love to rank things, F.W. Murnau’s Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans consistently ranks number one. Pretty Clever Film Gal is not entirely on-board with that statement. While I also love silent movies and ranking things, I would bump Murnau’s other masterpiece The Last Laugh above Sunrise. […]

Gallery of Images from Django (1966)

Posted by Brandy Dean December 11, 2012 0 Comment 6927 views

Sergio Corbucci’s 1966 Django is the cheesy spaghetti western that launched a billion imitations, including Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. If you enjoy discussion, check out Brandy & Ben See Django at TIFF Bell Lightbox. If you just like to look at pictures, enjoy this gallery of images from Django!

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