Cast and crew of Sunset Boulevard
most classic novels are classics because they were written by old white men for other white men. so, like, don’t ever feel bad for not reading them
I can go on forever but… looks…
Don’t forget the freaking Tales of Genji written by a woman and the “world’s first novel”
Tumblr: fighting sexism by…completely erasing accomplishments of women writers
On this day in 1909, a screen legend was born…celebrating the remarkable career of one of the greatest film directors ever, Mr. Elia Kazan! (b. Elias Kazantzoglou; September 7, 1909 - September 28, 2003
Joe the fortune teller-Stock market crashed in October 1929
-Mary Pickford divorced Douglas Fairbanks on January 10,1936
-Dodgers leave Brooklyn in 1957
"The Plot Thickens" by William Grotz, featured on the cover of Film Fun magazine, April 1922.
how do you say ‘please talk to me more i crave your company’ to someone without sounding like a creep
Book Review: Beyond Casablanca II: 101 Classic Movies Worth Watching
Jennifer C. Garlen is a scholar, writer, film colunist for Examiner.com and teacher for lifelong learners. But, besides all this, she is my Twitter friend. And this was the main reason why I grabbed a copy of her classic film related book, “Beyond Casablanca II” (I got the first one while reading the second, and I hope to read it for the next Summer Challenge!). In the book, Jennifer offers the readers a beautiful list of great films, running away from the obvious choices and finishing each review with new suggestions based on the cast, crew and theme.
As a person who is crazy about movie lists, I had in this book an ideal companion. Luckily, Jennifer keeps most of the reviews spoiler-free, and I can’t wait to dig into some of the movies that interested me the most while I was reading (like 1919’s “The Doll”). She also has thoughtful arguments about each movie (like how some parts of “The Women”, 1939, could be sexist for a modern audience).
She includes handy indexes in the end of the book (the movie list is organized following the alphabet) and also gives great advice on what to watch when you like a particular film / actor / director (I’m looking at your filmography, Charles Laughton). I was glad to see some lesser-known movies that are among my favorites, like “Don’t bother to knock” (1952), “The Cat and the Canary” (1927), “Fort Apache” (1948) and “Lifeboat” (1944).
It was a most pleasant read and I recommend this book to anyone who wants to have a deeper knowledge in good movies. I finished “Beyond Casablanca II” with the feeling that I have much more to learn about film, and a secret wish to have Jennifer as a teacher someday.
What are you wainting for? Get Jennifer’s book HERE.
do you ever get friendlust. like. you just see someone and you’re like. man. i have such a friendcrush on you. i wanna be ur friend so bad. i wanna be more than a friend. i wanna be a BEST friend u hear me. ur so cool. i admire u a lot and ur so funny. plz b my bffl. i will treat u right. let me be ur drake-friend. no other friend will treat u like i would
Mary Pickford on the set of Tess of the Storm Country (1922)