Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Summer makes me nostalgic for the drive-in movie theater. Fortunately for me, Toronto’s got one. Unfortunately for me, I don’t have a Pretty Clever Car. If you’re lucky enough to have both a set of wheels and enough hipsters in your area to qualify for a retro-fun drive-in, then get in your pjs and get out there! Otherwise, turn off the a/c, open the windows, and route your tv’s sound through some tinny speakers! May I suggest a monster flick? Happy Friday and happy viewing!

  • Don’t forget to vote for your favorite entries in the Monster Mash Blogathon at Forgotten Classics of Yesteryear. I’m casting my lot for She Blogged by Night’s excellent parsing of Plan 9 From Outer Space.
  • They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To reviews The Setup, one of the greatest (and most brutal) boxing movies ever made. Seriously, you’ll walk away from this flick feeling like you’ve been punched in the face for 90 minutes.
  • Occasionally, Pretty Clever Film Gal likes to indulge in some classic Hollywood scandal reading… but who knew Ingrid Bergman was an “instrument of evil”?
  • Paul Castigliga is digging deep into the horror-comedy genre over at Scared Silly. Don’t miss his review of Buster Keaton’s The Haunted House, and stick around for his other great reviews.
  • Mythical Monkey thinks about the lost Cleopatra (1917), the appeal of Theda Bera, and the dangers of reviewing non-existent movies.
  • 11 East 14th Street serves up thoughtful and fascinating “Illustrated Essays on Motion Pictures.” I’m not recommending a specific post, but all of the posts. Make a pot of tea and settle in for a great read.
  • Check out the film evolution timeline at Early Cinema. Then check out the A-Z glossary. Do it!
  • Then indulge in some early movie history with “The Great Train Robbery”

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About prettycleverfilmgal

Social media consultant, blogger for hire, and lover of classic movies and silent films. I often watch, consider, and write about movies when I should really be doing other things.

Posted on August 5, 2011, in Miscellany and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I haven’t thought about “pjs” and drive-ins together in a long time. My first memory of movies is at a drive-in, in my pj’s (of course) with my parents (of course) watching “Sleeping Beauty,” or “Bambi” . . . I think it was a Disney double feature! It’s unfortunate that 4 year olds today won’t have that drive-in experience and memory.

    PS, thank you kindly for the mention and recommendation. It’s nice to know that people read it and get something out of it.

  2. I know right? Going to the drive-in my pjs and waking up in my bed the next morning with no memory of how I got there is one of my fondest childhood memories.

    I love your blog, by the way. You obviously put a lot of time and care into your posts and they’re always a great and interesting read.

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