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The "Two Faced" Film: "Two Faced Woman" (1941)

Two years prior to this film, in Garbo’s film “Ninotchka” (1939), it took awhile until we got to see her and her co-star Melvyn Douglas’s polar opposite characters to fall hopelessly in love. 1,058 more words

I want to be alone

I confess that I am torn between twin desires – I love to travel, I love to stay at home. We travel, some of us, forever seeking other places, other lives, and other like-minded souls, and yet, we always long to return home, to be alone. 23 more words

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I want to be alone

I confess that I am torn between twin desires – I love to travel, I love to stay at home. We travel, some of us, forever seeking other places, other lives, and other like-minded souls, and yet, we always long to return home, to be alone. 29 more words

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Crowning Contemporary: "Queen Christina" (1933)

“Queen Christina” (1933), while obviously being about Queen Christina of Sweden that ruled her country during the 17th century, is so much more than just another dusty, old historical drama with some pretty period costumes. 1,525 more words

Starlit Night: 2018 San Francisco Silent Film Festival


I think it’s safe to say that Yasujirō Ozu is one of my favorite film directors. At one point some years back I binged on all the Ozu films I could find, focusing mostly on his midcentury classics, but I really love almost all of his movies that I’ve had the pleasure of seeing. 446 more words

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Tantalizing Tuesday: Greta Garbo pt. 2

As we return this year to an older feature, ‘Tantalizing Tuesdays’, let’s finish our peek at the work of Greta Garbo we began in December. 376 more words

Writing

"As You Desire Me" : An Unlikely Capitalizing Opportunity

The early 1930s was a “Grand” period for Garbo. Originally starting out as a silent star, she successfully made the transition to talkies in 1930 with “Anna Christie”, performed in her most highest grossing films, both in 1931 in “Mata Hari” and “Grand Hotel”, and not long after would reunite on the screen with her former lover John Gilbert in “Queen Christina” (1933). 1,305 more words