Film Friday Weekly Roundup
This is going to sound terribly narcissistic but often as I’m flipping through my RSS feeds I see a new post and think “Oh that sounds interesting!” Then it turns out to be my own. Wait, maybe that just makes me sound a bit senile? At any rate, and in my defense, there are a lot of other posts that I see and think “Wow, I can’t wait to read that!” and they are not my own. Here’s the ones from this week that got me most wiggly and excited. Happy reading, happy viewing, and happy Patio Friday Canada!
Flick Chick reminds us that the stars in the silent sky had faces, beautiful, mesmerizing faces.
After the eHarmony hack attack, maybe Buster’s Way is better. Out of the Past looks at Seven Chances.
The Cinementals name names with this look back at the HUAC investigations.
I just discovered the delightful blog Backlots and I’m really digging on Thomas Edison and the Origin of Sound and Color in Films.
A fantastic memoir from the New Yorker about growing up with B movies. Bring snacks – this is a long one.
Only the Cinema looks at Vampyr. It’s a talkie, but…
The Film Experience obsesses on Jean Harlow.
And if you missed the Mary Pickford Blogathon, well for shame! But head over to Classic Movies and cruise through the many, many amazing posts.
And if that’s not enough Pickford for ya, watch her in Pollyanna from 1919: