Film Friday Weekly Roundup: The Big Week Edition
Wait, it’s Friday again? That was one fast week, my friends, and not nearly as productive as it should have been. But it sure was exciting wasn’t it? Sight & Sound’s new critic poll not only told us Vertigo is the greatest movie of all time, it also told us that three of the other 9 were silent. I’m not mathematician, but my calculations indicate that of the 10 greatest films of all time, about 33.3% of them are silent. Can I get a witness? Then we get a release date for the new Kino BluRay of Buster Keaton’s The Navigator (September 5). Then we get some release announcements from the incomparable Flicker Alley, namely This is Cinerama (1952) and Windjammer: The Voyage of Christian Radich (1958) on September 25. How excited are we? But before you start digging through the couch cushions for cinematic purchase change, let’s take a trip through the best the interwebs had to offer this week with the Film Friday Weekly Roundup .Happy reading and happy viewing!
Silent Volume reviews Within the Law (1923).
Who knew? Tod Browning’s Freaks has a literary pedigree.
(Spoiler alert) Classic Film & TV Cafe talks infamous flashbacks and Hitchcock’s Stage Fright. Yup, that was a spoiler.
Movies about chicks behind bars are ALWAYS great, but I Want to Live! (1958) is one of the greatest.
Backlots profiles vivacious but tragic Clara Bow.
Silent London launches a series on Chaplin’s Women. Oh la la.
Wide Screen reviews Pandora’s Box.
At the Back reviews Cops.
NFPF lists the astonishing number of lost films found in New Zealand.
The TIFF Doc program, excuse me programme, has me all wiggly and excited.
11 East 14th Street delivers part 3 of the appropriately epic Erich Von Stroheim series.
Today is Dolores del Rio’s birthday (she’s 107!). Let’s celebrate by listening to the song she recorded for RCA Victor to accompany the 1928 film Ramona. This was the first United Artists film with a synchronized score, thought it still kept it’s mouth shut.
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