Film Friday Weekly Roundup
Pretty Clever Film Gal is still recovering from her film festival hangover. Thanks to everyone who hung in with modern movie talk. Now we can get back to our regularly schedule classic and silent movie bonanza. But first, here are a few things I learned at TIFF: 1. Even movie popcorn get old after awhile, 2. Frieda Pinto is beautiful (seriously, the camera does not do her justice), and 3. I don’t really know how to write about contemporary movies. So I’ll be sticking to the grand old classics from now on. Autumn has fallen, there’s a nip in the air, and it’s time to curl up on the couch for some serious winter movie watching. Happy reading and happy viewing!
- Once when purchasing a Ray Bradbury novel, the clerk said, “The best thing about Bradbury…he’s still alive!” I think of this often when I finish a particular authors entire body of work. So fans of James M. Cain rejoice – an unearthed and unpublished manuscript is coming your way!
- According to SeattlePi, the first inflight movie screen in 1921… check this out for the illustration of that historic moment
- The always excellent Silent Volume reviews “Kid Auto Races at Venice”
- The CMBA Guilty Pleasures Blogathon has produced some excellent pieces, including Brenda Starr, Reporter from Thrilling Days of Yesteryear
- Noir & Chick Flicks takes an in-depth look at the world’s first serial heroine, Kathlyn Williams
- I know I link to Classic Movies haiku a lot, but I really just want to KC to come tuck me into bed and whisper one in my ear as I drift off to sleep. Maybe this It Happened One Night haiku, for example.
- Check out this lovely piece from Greg Ferrara at Movie Morlocks on the visual aesthetics of the films he loves the most, “That Certain Look of… Isolation”
- And for your Friday viewing pleasure, from 1910 “As It is In Life,” directed by D.W. Griffith, starring Mary Pickford: