Film Friday | Weekly Roundup
It’s been a little quiet here at PCF headquarters this week, mostly because Pretty Clever Film Gal has been as busy as Buster in The General. But things are about to heat up for silent film fans in Toronto. Ladles and Gentlespoons, we’re only a bit more than a week and some change from the launch of the Toronto Silent Film Festival, or as I like to call it, Christmas in March. That’s right on March 29, a mere 13 sleeps from now, we’ll be watching a startlingly young Joan Crawford doing a shimmy in Our Dancing Daughters! Oh and that is just the start! Stayed tuned to PCF all next week for wee previews of the fantastic program. And in the meantime, check out the awesomeness that they interwebs coughed up this week! Happy reading and happy viewing!
- To celebrate the Blu-ray release of Plan 9 From Outer Space, 366 Weird Movies testifies on “The Gospel According to Edward D. Wood Jr.!”
- On the Road trailers are popping up everywhere, and each time I see it, I die a little bit.
- I had an Odessa steps moments involving a pair of roller blades, a step hill, and a baby carriage once, so The Battleship Potemkin holds a special place in my heart beyond the obvious.
- Toronto Film Scene has a looksee at Hitchcock’s 10,000 hours. For the record, I think Hitch also logged 10K hours of pie eating.
- What did Flick Chick learn from miss Arab Death, Theda Bara? It’s not what you think.
- Gun Crazy is and always will be one of the most bad ass movies ever made.
- I’ve had the occasion to dip a toe into the wonderful and weird world of animation this week, and thanks to recommendations from Mike Valiquette at Canadian Animation Resources, I discovered the amazing animation of one Nick Cross. Check it out!
Posted on March 16, 2012, in Miscellany and tagged alred hitchcock, Battleship Potemkin, joan crawford, Joseph Cotten, Nick Cross, Plan 9 From Outer Space, silent film, theda bara. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.