Well here we are at the end of a very long week, at least for me. Lots of work and a very sick puppy got in the way of movie watching and blogging, but we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming next week. Stay tuned for a review of the wonderfully weird The Lost World from 1925 and more interesting bits and bobs. In the meantime, take a tour through the news and goings on in classic movie cyberspace. Happy weekend and happy viewing!
- Check out this lovely piece from The New York Review of Books on Buster Keaton by Charles Simic.
- Another rare Chaplin film turns up, this time in a junk shop. If this happens again, it’ll almost be a non-event.
- If you have a spare $2,475,000, you can snatch up Clara Bow’s house.
- Who doesn’t love a good heist. Jake Hinkson takes a look at some classic heist flicks at criminalelement.com.
- If you happen to by in NYC, drop by my beloved (and dearly missed) Film Forum for the “Essential Pre-Code” film series.
- Don’t miss Mr. Gable’s Netflix Instant Bad Movie Marathon this Saturday. Find all the deets at Mr. Gable’s Reality.
- Aaaannnd…. speaking of Netflix. It’s not news anymore that Netflix effectively doubled its prices this week by splitting dvd rental and streaming into different subscription streams. Personally, I eschewed the dvd thing a while ago, so the price hike doesn’t affect me, but the LOTS of people are VERY upset. It’s a bold move on the part of Netflix. Here’s a smattering of what peeps are saying: Immortal Ephemera, Jennifer Garlan for The Examiner, Laura’s Miscellaneous Musings, She Blogged By Night, Hollywood Revue, Film School Rejects, Film Junk
- On a lighter note, take a peek at this cute and funny film from students Felix Meyer, Pascal Monaco & Torsten Strer. Thanks for ViaMargutta51 for posting about “The Alfred Hitchcock Cookbook”:
- Pretty Clever Films- Film Friday | Weekly Round Up – July 8, 2011
- Pretty Clever Films- Film Friday | Weekly Round Up – July 1, 2011
- Pretty Clever Films- Film Friday | Weekly Round Up – June 24, 2011
- Pretty Clever Films- Film Friday | Weekly Round Up – June 17, 2011
- Pretty Clever Films- Film Friday | Weekly Round Up – June 10, 2011