Posts tagged with "louise brooks"

Men in Love (with) A Girl In Every Port

Posted by Wade Sheeler March 21, 2014 1 Comment 10438 views

Despite its charm, is Howard Hawks’ silent classic A Girl in Every Port really a story of unrequited homosexuality?

Screen Style: Louise Brooks

Posted by Christina Stewart December 11, 2013 0 Comment 3369 views

The screen style of Louise Brooks was unique and timeless, and as a result Lulu will never leave us.

Watch It: Pandora’s Box (1929)

Posted by Brandy Dean February 9, 2013 1 Comment 5672 views

Pandora’s Box (German: Die Büchse der Pandora) is a 1929 German silent melodrama film based on Frank Wedekind’s plays Erdgeist (Earth Spirit, 1895) and Die Büchse der Pandora (1904).  Directed by Austrian filmmaker Georg Wilhelm Pabst, the film stars Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, and Francis Lederer. Brooks’ portrayal of a seductive, thoughtless young woman whose raw sexuality and uninhibited nature bring ruin to herself and those who love her, although initially unappreciated, eventually made […]

Watch: Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)

Posted by Brandy Dean September 27, 2012 0 Comment 2541 views

Ah, Louise Brooks! Diary of a Lost Girl (Tagebuch einer Verlorenen)  was released on September 27, 1929. It was directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst and starred Louise Brooks, their second pairing after the classic Pandora’s Box (1928). If you’ve never seen this film skip YouTube and get the Kino Video dvd. But if you have […]

Film Friday Weekly Roundup: The Big Week Edition

Posted by Brandy Dean August 3, 2012 0 Comment 1636 views

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 […]

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean March 23, 2012 2 Comments 1563 views

Pretty Clever Film Gal’s fingers were flying all week to bring  you the Toronto Silent Film Festival preview this week, resulting in what may be the first ever silent film induced case of carpal tunnel syndrome. But don’t fret my pets, this did not slow me down from my self-appointed rounds of idly surfing the […]

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean February 24, 2012 2 Comments 2027 views

Now here we are, almost at the big moment. The Oscars air this Sunday and the question on every silent film fans lips is “Will it or won’t it?” This year is such a silent film bonanza, we have the silent related Hugo as a back up to the actually silent The Artist. Just a […]

Happy Birthday Louise Brooks

Posted by Brandy Dean November 14, 2011 1 Comment 2435 views

I once got a haircut like this because I secretly wanted to be Louise Brooks. Someone saw me and said, “I like your haircut. It reminds me of Louise Brooks.” It was the happiest day of my life. Happy birthday Louise Brooks!

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