Film Friday Weekly Roundup
It feels like it’s been a very long week, friends and neighbors. Judging by the sheer volume of awesome silent and classic film writing cranked out by the interwebs this week, I’m beginning to think someone might have actually slipped an extra day in there. Now, as we sail into the pre-Halloween weekend, I hope you’ve all got some creepy, scary movies queued up in old cinematograph. Happy reading and happy viewing!
The Philadelphia Weekly gives us a six pack of Hollywood films deploying yellowface.
24 Frames sees The Birds on the big screen and finds the experience frustrating.
Will McKinley saw Frankenstein on the big screen and asks why does it look so terrible?
Mental Floss tracks the life and times of MGM’s Leo the Lion.
Classic Movie Man and Speakeasy are co-hosting a Val Lewton blogathon!
Screen Insight reviews F.W. Murnau’s Sunrise.
And Only the Cinema reviews F.W. Murnau’s City Girl.
And Confessions of a Film Philistine reviews F.W. Murnau’s Faust.
The Film School Rejects learned 24 things from the Frankenstein commentary.
The Documentary Blog takes a look at Vivian Kubrick’s short doc “The Making of The Shining.“
Out of the Past takes a look at Clara Bow in It.
A Silent Film Diary screen caps Algol.
It’s a twofer! Silent Volume guest posts on Silent London with In praise of early cinema: the theatrical and the cinematic.