Posts tagged with "toronto silent film festival"

Lotte Reiniger’s Cinderella

Posted by Brandy Dean February 16, 2013 1 Comment 4342 views

For this installment of Saturday morning cartoons, I’m reviving this 2012 post on Lotte Reiniger, a pioneer of early animation. I also mock those not lucky enough to attend the 2012 Toronto Silent Film Festival. Cause that’s how I roll.  If you’re a lucky gal like me, in mere hours you’ll be in Innis Town […]

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean April 6, 2012 3 Comments 654 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. […]

Toronto Silent Film Festival Wraps Up

Posted by Brandy Dean April 4, 2012 3 Comments 721 views

I will not be leaving my house tonight to sit in a theater and watch a silent movie while a pianist plays along. This is, sadly, an unfortunate state of affairs. But I did have the rare privilege of leaving my house every night for the past 6 NIGHTS to enjoy a silent movie, with […]

TSFF Review: Our Dancing Daughters (1928)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 1, 2012 0 Comment 2400 views

For me, there are two alternating pleasures in watching silent movies. The first is the opportunity to watch a fledgling medium, one that is still so much with us today, being born. Silent movies showcase the intuitive genius of a lot of early filmmakers who seemed to just know what to do with these moving […]

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean March 30, 2012 1 Comment 445 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 March 23, 2012 2 Comments 395 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 […]

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

Posted by Brandy Dean March 22, 2012 6 Comments 1870 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 […]

Toronto Silent Film Festival Preview

Posted by Brandy Dean March 22, 2012 1 Comment 761 views

We’re heading into the final countdown… only one week ’til the launch of the 2012 Toronto Silent Film Festival! Heck to the yeah. At this point in a run-up to a film festival, reviewers would have screeners in their grubby little paws and would be anxiously rolling the dice about what to say about a […]

TSFF Preview: Variety (1925)

Posted by Brandy Dean March 22, 2012 6 Comments 887 views

Grab your socks ladies and gentlemen, because the 2012 Toronto Silent Film Festival closes with the box office smash of 1925, E.A. Dupont‘s Variety. A masterpiece of German expressionism starring Emil Jannings (because what masterpiece of German expressionism doesn’t star Emil Jannings?), Variety is famous for “the swinging camerman.” This is a rarely screened silent […]

TSFF Preview: The Italian Straw Hat (1927)

Posted by Brandy Dean March 22, 2012 6 Comments 1029 views

On April 2, Toronto Silent Film Festival presents a comedy of a different stripe with Rene Clair‘s The Italian Straw Hat. A comedy of manners rather than a slapstick, this French farce features a bride, a groom, an ill-mannered horse, a pretty young lady of questionable morals, and an angry hussar. Oh, and there’s also […]

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