Posts filed under "News & Notes"

1964 Buster Keaton Interview from CBC Archives

Posted by Brandy Dean June 1, 2011 2 Comments 2889 views

Pearls of wisdom from Buster Keaton. This is a clip posted by CBC on YouTube. I think the entire interview is on the CBC Archives, but I have plug-in problems so I can see it.

Stay Tuned for Comic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Posted by Brandy Dean May 31, 2011 0 Comment 861 views

Erotic comic book artist Dave McKean  talks up his erotic story Celluloid and drops a mention of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. McKean Draws a Sexy Celluloid from Comic Book Resources.

Rare Charlie Chaplin animation to go under the hammer

Posted by Brandy Dean May 31, 2011 0 Comment 671 views

Rare Charlie Chaplin animation to go under the hammer – Film – Lifestyle from @walesonline.

The Original LOL Catz?

Posted by Brandy Dean May 31, 2011 0 Comment 593 views

Proof that funny cat vids have been with us for a long, long time. I was reading some high-minded discussions of the tension between profit motives and scientific idealism in early silent films, and then I remembered this little gem.  The Boxing Cats (Prof. Welton’s), an Edison Motion Pictures production from 1894.

TV Tropes Looks at The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Posted by Brandy Dean May 26, 2011 0 Comment 917 views

TV tropes takes a look at the tropes deployed (and subverted) in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. But… “The film was made to metaphorically express the dangers of hospitals in World War I when “malingering” soldiers were confined in hospitals under their manipulative doctors.” Really now?

A New Review of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Posted by Brandy Dean May 24, 2011 1 Comment 1154 views

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari might be the most written about and talked about movie ever. Take that Citizen Kane! There’s a new review on www.horror-movies.ca by TerrorCorner.

More Thoughts on The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari

Posted by Brandy Dean May 22, 2011 0 Comment 787 views

Here’s some more interesting notes on The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, from www.filmmonthly.com. Jon Sebastien is maybe a little too harsh on American filmmakers of 1920 (no deeper than a puddle?), but he more distinctly draws the direct line to from Caligari to Tim Burton, specifically Edward Scissorhands.

Celebrate Jimmy Stewart’s Birthday with Harvey

Posted by Brandy Dean May 20, 2011 0 Comment 800 views

My introduction to Jimmy Stewart came via the Rich Little impersonation featured in commercials for Little Debbie snack cakes. Those are some tasty snack cakes, but that’s a very sorry way to be introduced to Jimmy Stewart. It took me years to make the connection, and I wish I hadn’t. Here’s a much more fitting […]

Article: Analysis of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Posted by Brandy Dean May 18, 2011 0 Comment 1999 views

I came across this interesting piece on The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, titled “Expression and Character in the Movements of Cesare.” If you agree with Nancy Thuleen’s basic thesis, you have to rethink the level of sophistication inherent in this film. To denote character by differing styles of movement is a big leap for 1920, […]

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