Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean April 20, 2012 4 Comments 767 views

 

Well here we are, in my brand new home! Is that wine? You shouldn’t have, but thank you so much! I hope you’re digging the “new look” here at PCF. Stay tuned for more neat-o changes and special things as I work through my issues. In the meantime, I have some totally fun and amazing links, for your pleasure. It’s been an exciting week for classic film fans, what with all the photos of Anthony Hopkins in Hitchcock drag. That’s the sort of thing that keeps you awake at night. And of course, all those Smuggy McSmuggersons who got to go to the TCM Film Festival are back at the keyboards with tales of fun and awesomeness. And we are all very, very happy for them, of course. So here ya go… some of the best and the brightest that the interwebs had to offer this week. Happy reading and happy viewing!

Ah Heathers… not a classic film, per se. But classic’s really a state of mind isn’t it?

Instead of fighting about it, Cinema Blend decided to offer some helpful suggestions to Hollywood about which classic films to ruin remake in 3-D.

I love Alfred Hitchcock and I loathe Joseph Cotten. Can you imagine the internal conflict I feel over Shadow of a Doubt? Can you?

Speaking of Hitch, do you think Anthony Hopkins could pull this off?

11 East 14th Street examines the phenomena of “photoplay” books. I very much want that King Kong one.

Thrilling Days of Yesteryear hosts a guest review of 1937’s Dead End, a sterling example of what I like to call Humphrey Bogart’s “Bad Bogey” period.

Silent Volume reviews Phantasmagorie from 1908 and finds it both phantas and magoric. Also, seems to get a physics lesson in the comments.

Sometimes it’s tough to find the exact right vid clip for this spot in the round up, but not so this week. I found so many – from an awesome stop motion animation, to Christopher’s Nolan first short film, to cool entries from the Silent Director App contest. Then we all got the terrible news that Levon Helm had shuffled off his mortal coil, so there’s this – a 2008 performance with Sheryl Crow & Co of “No Depression.” Fare thee well, sir.

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  1. - April 20, 2012
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    Wow – top billing! Thanks for the linkage, and Happy Friday.

  2. - April 20, 2012
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    I can’t tell you how many times I watch Heathers when I was in high school. A bajillion? Something like that. I think it probably qualifies as my definitive youthful cinema experience. I always get irrationally excited when I see it mentioned somewhere.

  3. - April 20, 2012
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    Dig your groovy new pad.

    If I had an extra $700US that I didn’t know what to do with, I’d buy you the photoplay King Kong and ship it to Toronto (and no, I wouldn’t ask for Hitchcock Birds Barbie in return).

    • Pretty Clever Film Gal
      - April 20, 2012
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      If had an extra $700 I would sent it to you, so you could buy the photoplay King Kong and send it me. Or I’d have one helluva a weekend in Mexico, one or the other. I’m thinking of taking my Birds Barbie to a party tomorrow. She’ll be a big hit, I think.

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