Film Friday – Weekly Round Up
What a beautiful Friday morning it’s shaping up to be! It’s sunny and mild, and I hope you’re not reading this because you’re out in it, or you’re at the Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid classic film weekend hosted by the Toronto Film Society at the Carlton! But obviously you are reading this because you’re stuck inside, shackled to a computer. Fortunately for us, the interwebs is endlessly diverting and a great time killer til your slave-masters come unchain you. Here’s my small contribution to your Friday amusement – the best of the best the interwebs have to offer this week. Happy reading and happy viewing!
Silent Beauties has been busy as a bumble bee posting short films this week.
Film Forager reviews one of my fav Buster Keaton flicks, Steam Boat Bill, Jr. Wait, all Buster Keaton flicks are my fav Buster Keaton flicks.
Criterion Cast makes a surprising, but no unreasonable, connection between Akira Kurosawa and The Avengers.
Only the Cinema sneaks in an early contribution to For the Love of Film Blogathon with Hitchcock’s directorial debut The Pleasure Garden.
Gotta get this book… The Cinementals review Film Noir: The Directors.
Read this before you make a film- 6 Filmmaking Tips from Billy Wilder
Moving Image Archive News debates digital v. analogue for preservation and presentation.
The Movie Morlocks go on location with Hitchcock’s Vertigo.
And last, but not least, check out Suspense (1913) directed by Lois Weber.