Posts tagged with "readings"

Excerpt from James Agee’s “Comedy’s Greatest Era”

Posted by Brandy Dean October 2, 2011 1 Comment 3152 views

When someone asks me why they should care about Buster Keaton or Charlie Chaplin or Harold Llyod or silent film in general, I point them to this statement from the great James Agee. All these people zipped and caromed about the pristine world of the screen as jazzily as a convention of water bugs. Words […]

“The Hidden Influence of Harold Lloyd on Singin’ in the Rain”

Posted by Brandy Dean June 30, 2011 1 Comment 1841 views

The other day I came across the awesome Hello, Harold Lloyd website and I’ve been poking around it ever since. It’s a wealth of riches, including this amazing piece by Thom Taylor detailing the influences and references to Lloyd’s work in the superb Singin’ in the Rain. It’s not news that Singin’ in the Rain […]

Noir of the Week Reviews “Conflict”

Posted by Brandy Dean June 21, 2011 0 Comment 1093 views

While poking about the interwebs, I found this excellent 2006 review of Conflict from Noir of the Week. Sadly, as the review notes, Conflict is still not available on dvd. It does appear to be available from Amazon on something called Vee Aych Ess, whatever that is.  Spoilers ahoy.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari v. Shutter Island

Posted by Brandy Dean June 11, 2011 1 Comment 25492 views

The Film Experience website has a regular feature called “Distant Relatives” where a classic film and a modern film are compared and contrasted. Last month, it was the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Shutter Island. It’s an interesting read, and provides a lot of food for thought. Then check out some of the other entries […]

Stay Tuned for Comic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Posted by Brandy Dean May 31, 2011 0 Comment 960 views

Erotic comic book artist Dave McKean  talks up his erotic story Celluloid and drops a mention of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. McKean Draws a Sexy Celluloid from Comic Book Resources.

TV Tropes Looks at The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Posted by Brandy Dean May 26, 2011 0 Comment 1082 views

TV tropes takes a look at the tropes deployed (and subverted) in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. But… “The film was made to metaphorically express the dangers of hospitals in World War I when “malingering” soldiers were confined in hospitals under their manipulative doctors.” Really now?

A New Review of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Posted by Brandy Dean May 24, 2011 1 Comment 1320 views

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari might be the most written about and talked about movie ever. Take that Citizen Kane! There’s a new review on by TerrorCorner.

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