Posts tagged with "F.W. Murnau"

Sunrise: A Tale of Two Humans (1927)

Posted by Brandy Dean January 24, 2014 0 Comment 3573 views

Forget the silent era, F.W. Murnau’s Sunrise: A Tale of Two Humans is one of the most astonishing films in all of cinema history.

Gallery of Images from Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Posted by Brandy Dean January 15, 2013 0 Comment 10271 views

For people who both love silent movies and love to rank things, F.W. Murnau’s Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans consistently ranks number one. Pretty Clever Film Gal is not entirely on-board with that statement. While I also love silent movies and ranking things, I would bump Murnau’s other masterpiece The Last Laugh above Sunrise. […]

Film Friday Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean October 26, 2012 0 Comment 1020 views

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 […]

Film Friday Weekly Round Up

Posted by Brandy Dean May 25, 2012 0 Comment 513 views

Summer is officially on in Toronto, friends and neighbors! The pools are open, the barbeques are fired, and the Cup finals are a wash (the Kings and the Rangers, puh-lease). And this if of course a perfect day for… sitting in a dark theatre or on a cozy couch and watching movies? Yes, yes it […]

Coming Up in Toronto: A Silent Cinema Dilemma

Posted by Brandy Dean April 26, 2012 2 Comments 752 views

  This weekend in Toronto is either a silent film fan’s greatest fantasy or her worst nightmare. Why? There’s not one, but two silent film screenings – on the same day! The next installment of The Revue’s Silent Sundays is F.W. Murnau’s The Last Laugh. Some (me) would argue that The Last Laugh is not […]

TSFF Preview: Tabu – A Tale of the South Seas (1931)

Posted by Brandy Dean March 22, 2012 6 Comments 2292 views

This year the Toronto Silent Film Festival will present F.W. Murnau’s Tabu – A Take of the South Seas on March 30. All silent film fans know F.W. Murnau, master of German expressionism and power house of silent cinema. Wait a minute – did I just say German expressionism? That poster for Tabu doesn’t look […]

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean March 9, 2012 2 Comments 560 views

Let’s see, this week I hung out with animators, tried to burnish the image of death-by-suicide Joseph McDermott, whoever he may be, and I told the world how terrible John Carter is. Perhaps I should change my name to Pretty Busy Gal. Now, I know what you’re thinking – “With so much on your plate, […]

The Artist Won Best Picture and I Partied Like It’s 1928

Posted by Brandy Dean February 27, 2012 7 Comments 2806 views

Hello! If you watched the Oscars last night and decided to check out this whole silent movie rigamarole, welcome! Bien venue! If you’re a loyal reader and you’re just dying to know how the Pretty Clever Film Gal is celebrating… suffice it to say champagne gives her headache but she has struggled through to put […]

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean February 17, 2012 2 Comments 619 views

So, first thing this morning, my computer informs me it has VERY IMPORTANT updates to install and would like to install them NOW. I said, no, no… I have a Friday Film Roundup post to write and politely asked it to just hold its horses. Then, when the post was near completed, poof! The computer […]

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean September 9, 2011 2 Comments 511 views

It’s been a busy week here at Pretty Clever Headquarters! Exciting things are happening, Pretty Clever Films joined the LAMB, and life is good. Well, there’s one problems, the perennial problem – so many movies, so little time! Though as far as problems go, that’s a great one to have. Never fear, despite my overfull […]

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