Daily Archives: June 24, 2011

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

It’s rainy but it’s Friday! A rainy summer afternoon is designed for staying in with good coffee and great movies. Or really really bad movies… maybe it’s time to dive into the cheesy sci-fi flicks TCM has been airing in the “Drive-In Double Features” series? Whether you’re going high-brow or low-brow, pick a flick and watch it. After you read the weekly roundup, of course! Have a great weekend and happy viewing!

  • Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello is now an e-book. To promote this newfound ebookiness, bloggers got a creepy excerpt. Take a read at Alfred Hitchcock Geek.
  • Very few of John Ford’s silent movies survive, but The Iron Horse (1924) does. I have yet to see a Ford silent, but I really really want to. This review from Silent Volume makes me really really really want to.
  • Another Old Movie Blog also reviewed Bogey’s 1945 Conflict this week. I think she has excellent taste.
  • The Film Forum in New York has been running a Buster Keaton series (I’m jealous, much) and Alt Screen has a round up of reviews of Keaton’s College.
  • The Guardian reports that a newly available handwritten manuscript illustrates Charlie Chaplin’s struggles with synchronized sound.
  • And just because… if you’ve never seen Seven Beauties, you should. Watch the brilliant opening on YouTube.

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