Film Friday Weekly Roundup
Hey now… it’s been a rough week for Pretty Clever Film Gal. First, I had a little spill on my bike, completing belying the image I have of my self as one of those effortlessly chic Parisian lasses who zip about on cool vintage bicycles. Then Andy Griffith died, which prompted me to first realize he was recently still alive and to wonder who will care for Opie. And then I accidentally went to a screening of the new Oliver Stone movie Savages. What’s a classic film fan to do? She goes and lounges by the pool and then goes inside and watches some very old movies… that’s what she does. But first, she rounds up the web’s best and brightest for you. Happy reading and happy viewing!
Silent London continues introducing Silent Hitchcock with peek at Blackmail.
Classic Movies reviews the classic movie porn app Glamour of the Gods.
11 East 14th Street takes on Stroheim, Part II.
While I don’t typically love to hear that a mega-studio is quashing a film, thank the gods MGM is slamming the brakes on Raging Bull II.
Mythical Monkey tells us about The Great Recasting Blogathon and gives us a peek at some goodness.
Did you know Christian Bale based his psychopathic performance of Patrick Bateman on Tom Cruise? I didn’t either, but it makes sooo much sense.
How many times have you seen Road House? Classic Film & TV Cafe takes a look at the movies most frequently shown on tv. I am shocked that Walking Tall didn’t make the cut.
A Person in the Dark lists the sparks that lit the flame.
Last but not least, check out “A History of the Title Sequence” which is a title sequence for a fictional doc about title sequences. Did I just blow your mind?