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B-Day Shoutout to Sergei Eisenstein, the “Father of Montage”

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Sergei Eisenstein was born January 23, 1898. Since he’s often referred to as the “Father of Montage,” I suppose today is also montage’s birthday. I also suppose we can debate that whole father of montage mumbo jumbo, but I am sure of one thing, my friends – Sergei Eisenstein, hands down, wins the coveted Hair Do of the Millennium award. A guy shows up with ‘do like that and you just know he’s about to pull some radical, genius hoo-doo on your ass. Read the rest of this entry

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Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Well it’s another week done gone, ladies and gents! The weather in Toronto is a little nutty, ranging from downright nippy to warm enough for a/c in a single day. In true Canadian fashion, as soon as the sun peeks out, every man, woman, and child heads outside under the banner of “this might be the last nice day!” (Canadians go a bit fruity about summer, ya’ll.) But Pretty Clever Film Gal, for one, is looking forward to a beautiful autumn, shorter days, and longer nights for movie watching! October is a fine month on TCM with tons of Buster Keaton and drive-in horror movies, so warm up the dvrs. Now let’s get down to it and take a look at the best and brightest the interwebs had to offer this week. Happy reading and happy viewing! Read the rest of this entry

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Another week down, y’all! Pretty Clever Film Gal is gearing up for a long weekend and plotting her TIFF strategies. Whether you’re celebrating Labor Day or Labour Day, I hope you have a few great movies queued up for weekend viewing. Before you hit the multiplex, the arthouse, or the couch,enjoy some of the best the interwebs has to offer this week. Happy reading and happy viewing! Read the rest of this entry

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