Monthly Archives: August 2011
Western wear, Fritz Lang direction, (campy?) Dietrich, and George Reeves, later to play TV’s Superman and die in an enduring and intriguing Hollywood scandal – really, what more could you ask for in movie? TCM is airing Fritz Lang’s 1952 Technicolor western Rancho Notorious today at 3:15 pm EST.Is it straight-up schlock or one of Lang’s finest (and that’s a high bar!)? Do some reading, tune, and let Pretty Clever Film Gal know your verdict!
Related Readings on Fritz Lang’s Rancho Notorious:
- Combustible Celluloid review of Rancho Notorious
- Original New York Times review of Rancho Notorious
- Not Coming to a Theater Near You Review of Rancho Notorious
- Melferrer.com’s review of Rancho Notorious
Hmm… I tend to get pretty persnickety about overtly modern soundtracks for silent movies. However, there’s no reason not to see Metropolis 1 billion times, so bring it! Girogio Moroder’s 1984 rock opera soundtrack isn’t my favorite Metropolis score, but it’s not the worst either and seeing a silent in a movie theater is always amazing.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kino Lorber has inked a deal to realease a dvd/Blu-ray titiled Giorgio Moroder Presents Metropolis this fall, and the realease will include a 20 city theatrical release. Among the cities which Moroder’s Metropolis will hit are Anchorage, San Francisco, San Diego, Miami Beach, Chicago, Albany, Charleston, Dallas, Houston, Olympia, Seattle, and Washington D.C.
While you wait to find out if your city ranks a screening, check out this fabulous all Metropolis, all the time site.
Perhaps I would have enjoyed elementary school dodge ball more if I had been playing on Buster Keaton Field. It was very slap-sticky anyway.
Pretty Clever Film Gal has been busier than a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs! But not so busy that she didn’t scour the interwebs for you! Before you read on, I need to send up an SOS. Do any of you dear readers use TIVO desktop to transfer and convert recordings? I’m having some seriously irritating issues with conversion, where the sound and the picture unsync. Does any have a solution to this problem? Please say yes, please say yes. Now that I’ve begged, read on and happy viewing! Read the rest of this entry
It’s been a busy week at Pretty Clever Films Headquarters thanks to TCM’s Summer Under the Stars. First we’re treated with Lon Chaney day and then Humphrey Bogart day. At night, I hear TIVO softly crying to himself in the other room. Even though I have roughly a gagillion movies to watch, I still took the time to scour the interwebs for the best goings on so you don’t have to. There seems to be an explosion of silent movie writings this week and here are a few of the best. Have a read, pop a bottle of bubbly to celebrate silent movie love, and happy viewing! Read the rest of this entry