In episode two of the Sound Barrier podcast we wax poetic, with two films about poets – specifically poets in exile. The two films we will discuss – one new release and one silent classic – are Pablo Larrain’s… 132 more words
Tags » John Barrymore
This is my new profile picture on Facebook. I open today’s Tired Tuesday post with it, because, what a surprise: I got nuthin’ else. Of course I like having the Bride of Frankenstein as my profile pic, I’ve had it before, but I really liked this one for the saying. 201 more words
If there weren’t already enough reasons to acclaim and adore Howard, then add (arguably) inventing the screwball comedy to that list. Adapted by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur from their own play, ‘Twentieth Century’ was – along with the more comedically and awards-ingly successful ‘It Happened One Night’ (Frank Capra, 1934) – two of the earliest pitches at the screwball genre. 418 more words
Welcome to another Wildcard Wednesday! Today’s post is the latest addition in our series of Pre-Code Essentials. Here’s the updated list.
45. Twentieth Century (1934) 1,162 more words
Simon Pegg is celebrating his 47th today. He began working in British television, as both a writer and an actor, in the mid-nineties. In 1999, he and actress Juliet Hynes created a sitcom called… 1,245 more words