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Watching Silent Films

I have recently become interested in silent movies, though it took some doing. It is the unintentional and undirected work of a lifetime. I used to watch quite a few as a small child, mostly Charlie Chaplin shorts that my Dad would bring home from the library. 1,053 more words

Mary Astor

The Big Bang Theory Is Black-face for Nerds!

Ridiculous, right; yet, some people continue to try to make the nonsensical connection. Do people even realize that Black-face helped in the lynching of Black Americans, Federal laws to limit their rights, and the movie that helped cause the re-birth of the Ku Klux Klan; “Birth of A Nation”. 126 more words


Continuity, Straight-Up (The Birth of a Nation, 1915)

The principle innovations of Griffith’s editing, according to, like, a Wikipedia page, are complex patterns of continuity and, of course, the last minute chase. I often illustrate these formal conceits to students using this sequence from  802 more words

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- An Islamic state America helped to create.

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Mom said worth the wait.

No matter where you’re docked

May there be smooth sailing during travel

And safe harbor once arrived.

July 4th.

More than just a day for shopping or grillin’. 261 more words


What the 4th of July Means to Me - President Ronald Reagan

This was written in 1981, just after Mr. Reagan was elected President of the United States for the first time. kqd

“For one who was born and grew up in the small towns of the Midwest, there is a special kind of nostalgia about the Fourth of July. 513 more words