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.
Posted on June 24, 2011, in Miscellany and tagged charlie chaplin, film friday round up, Hitchcock, Humphrey Bogart, john ford, seven beauties, silent movies, the iron horse. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.