Posts tagged with "Georges Méliès"

Top 5 Silent Films for Newbies

Posted by Brandy Dean January 30, 2013 26 Comments 9548 views

As the social reach of Pretty Clever Films keeps expanding (first Twitter, then the world ya’ll!) I’ve been getting some version of this question quite a lot lately: I’ve never seen a silent movie. What do you recommend? Of course, we silent film enthusiasts both welcome this question and sort of dread this question. It […]

Georges Méliès and the Birth of Filmmaking

Posted by Brandy Dean December 8, 2012 2 Comments 18639 views

Georges Méliès was born on December 8, 1861. I says hats off (or heads off if you’re as talented as Monsieur Méliès) to the man who first recognized cinema’s potential for magic. To honor the bday of one of cinema’s greatest pioneers, here’s a repost of a Méliès primer that I wrote for the Toronto Film Scene, […]

Hand-Colored Original Clips from a Trip to the Moon

Posted by Brandy Dean May 14, 2012 0 Comment 857 views

Here’s some hand-colored original clips from a Trip to the Moon. This is just a little tease of what you’ll be watching if you win A Trip to the Moon! How unbelievably gorgeous is this?

A Trip to the Moon in Beautiful Color

Posted by Brandy Dean May 12, 2012 1 Comment 1132 views

  Silent films weren’t always black and white, ya know. It’s a fact that modern viewers sometimes lose sight of. Sometimes silent films were brought to glorious life by pain staking hand coloring. Each tiny little frame is a master piece. The color restoration of Georges Melies’ A Trip to Moon was one of the […]

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean April 6, 2012 3 Comments 824 views

So seriously, I made a little online tour of the rep cinema’s last night to see what’s on offer this weekend, and felt very disappointed that I can’t go out to a silent film screening this week. The Toronto Silent Film Festival spoiled me! It might just be me and the dvds this weekend, folks. […]

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean March 30, 2012 1 Comment 562 views

Wowee – is my feets sore from doing the Charleston with Joan Crawford in Our Dancing Daughters! Last night was the opening night of the Toronto Silent Film Festival and fabulous it was. But despite sipping bathtub gin til the wee hours of the morn, this jazz baby is hard at work this morning to […]

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean December 16, 2011 4 Comments 979 views

It’s time again for the Film Friday Weekly Roundup… Ssshh! It’s the (almost) completely silent edition. As Hugo storms the screens and The Artist continues to pile up the critical nods, silent films are all over the place. Now let’s all put on our thrift store cardigans and lace up our Converse and say we […]

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean December 9, 2011 5 Comments 766 views

Pretty Clever Film Gal tried to visit her favorite pool hall last night (yeah, so what?) and found it full of people dressed in business casual, wearing name tags and eating chicken on a stick. What in the ?!?… oh right, it must be holiday office party season. Nothing says office party like chicken on […]

Film School Rejects Offer up “A Trip to the Moon” by Georges Méliès

Posted by Brandy Dean June 17, 2011 0 Comment 2222 views

The marvelous feature “Short Film of the Day” over at filmschoolrejects offers up a tasty morsel of film everyday. I always look forward to watching the selection, but I was delighted today when they featured Georges Méliès‘ “A Trip to the Moon.” If you care for silent film at all, you’ve probably seen this one, […]

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