Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean June 10, 2011 5 Comments 2517 views

Well it’s another week down, and it’s a warm sunny Friday. While I sip a Mai Tai out by the pool, take a read around the interwebs. Here’s a round up of fun and interesting things I found this week. It’s Anthony Weiner free, scout’s honor. And don’t forget to drop by next week… I’m on a Buster Keaton kick these days, and you’ll find a series of reviews of Buster’s comedy shorts!

  • The Alfred Hitchcock Geek has an interesting piece comparing Hitchcock and Edward Hopper. I had never really thought of that, but it made sense as soon as I read it.
  • The Silent Treatment is a bi-monthly newsletter of silent movie talk. The best part is that all past issues are archived online.
  • The always entertaining Mythical Monkey imagines the ultimate fate of Sam in Casablanca.
  • For those not familiar with Canada (it’s due north), the Canadian government dispenses a lot of grant money for artists of all sorts to do what they do. For example, quirky directors like Guy Maddin. Take a read, check out YouTube, and track down his features.
  • YouTube user BentoJoaoAntonio  is slowly but surely posting each of the 13 episodes of the 1980 documentary series Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film, directed by Kevin Brownlow & David Gill for Thames Television. This is awesome beyond belief. So far he’s posted through episode nine. Check them out and stay tuned for the rest.

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There are 5 Comments

  1. - June 10, 2011
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    I definitely need to check out Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film! Thanks for sharing that!

    • - June 10, 2011
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      I’ve watched the first episode so far, and was completely delighted. I can’t wait to watch on!

  2. whistlingypsy
    - June 10, 2011
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    I’ve been meaning to stop by and tell you how much I enjoy reading your posts (great review of Doctor Pyckle and Mr. Pride, which is part of the extras on the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde dvd). I have seen the Brownlow and Gill series of films celebrating the silent era and silent performers, but I think it is time to become reacquainted. I’m looking forward to your reviews on the Buster Keaton shorts; any connection to Buster has my attention.

    • - June 10, 2011
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      Thanks so much for your kind words. It’s great to find others who love these movies as much as I do. And prepping for my Buster Keaton reviews has been tons of fun – but I say any excuse for Buster is a good excuse!

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