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Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Hey there friends and neighbors… It’s me, Pretty Clever Film Gal. Did you think I had run off to Mexico with a pool boy named Pablo? While that is a tempting proposition, I’ve been here in sunny Toronto, locked away in the blogging garret working on the new and improved Pretty Clever Films. Which is a lot of work, oh boy! Even aside from the design and what not, there’s a lot of frustratingly cryptic stuff about domains, and transfers, and transferring domains, and every step takes 2-200 days. Since when does the interwebs need days to do anything? But I digress… suffice it to say, big stuff is going down and in the meantime it’s a really bad call to update here because then I also have to update on the new site and blah blah blah. I promise – it will be worth the wait!

All that said – there is NO WAY I would not scour the interwebs so you, my dear reader, don’t have to. Hopefully by this time next week we’ll be rocking and rolling on the new Pretty Clever Films, but in the meantime I bring you the best the web had to offer this week and I’m going all out – now with 50% more links! Happy reading and happy viewing!

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Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Let’s see, this week I hung out with animators, tried to burnish the image of death-by-suicide Joseph McDermott, whoever he may be, and I told the world how terrible John Carter is. Perhaps I should change my name to Pretty Busy Gal. Now, I know what you’re thinking – “With so much on your plate, how could you possibly find the time to scour the interwebs so I don’t have to?!?” (Insert scenes of Japanese people screaming as the giant fire-hose of information known as the internet, represented here by a large lizard, rampages through the streets.) Never fear, Constant Reader, I will always find time to the surf the web. It’s kinda what I do. Happy reading and happy viewing! Read the rest of this entry

The Artist Won Best Picture and I Partied Like It’s 1928

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Hello! If you watched the Oscars last night and decided to check out this whole silent movie rigamarole, welcome! Bien venue! If you’re a loyal reader and you’re just dying to know how the Pretty Clever Film Gal is celebrating… suffice it to say champagne gives her headache but she has struggled through to put it all in perspective. Read on! If you read the blog just disagree with me, boo-ya and word to your mama! Read the rest of this entry

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Now here we are, almost at the big moment. The Oscars air this Sunday and the question on every silent film fans lips is “Will it or won’t it?” This year is such a silent film bonanza, we have the silent related Hugo as a back up to the actually silent The Artist. Just a gentle reminder, if The Artist takes the prize on Sunday, it will only be the second time that a silent film has scored a Best Picture award. The first silent film to do so was also the first Best Picture winner, Wings. So, will it or won’t it? We’ll see. Now for the Film Friday Weekly Roundup – the all news edition! Happy reading and happy viewing! Read the rest of this entry

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Whoa, yet another week down. Tick tick tick. The confusing Toronto weather (Hello there Spring!) doesn’t help matters at all. Did I just not leave the house for four months? No, no – it’s just global warming. And still I dream of a 7 foot snow which apparently isn’t going to fall. Oh well. Despite the sunny skies and the balmy temperatures, I remain shackled to my laptop, with digital inkstained fingers, scouring the interwebs for the best silent & classic movie bits and bobs. Why? So you don’t have to. Happy reading and happy viewing! Read the rest of this entry

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