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Delivered in Pain: The Birth of Nations — Operas, Musicals and Movies with Patriotic Themes (Part One)

Ce-le-brate Good Times, Come On!

A happy and belated July 4 to one and all!

Since that date marks the start of our country’s struggle for liberty and independence, the focus of today’s post (and future ones thereafter) will be the theme of patriotism and how it is represented in such varied forms as motion pictures, the Broadway stage and — believe it or not — the opera house. 2,358 more words


Passing Fancy (1933, Yasujiro Ozu)

There was something in the air in the 1930s; in the shadow and under the influence of the Great Depression the great, good and average film-makers dedicated themselves to a cinema that now seems the warmest, most sympathetic and charitable (yet angry and sorrowful) there has been on a wide scale. 1,114 more words

30's Cinema

Glamorous gold diggers, divas and drama: my Cinema Ritrovato

It took me a little while to enter into the true spirit of Il Cinema Ritrovato. A heath wave stroke again and just like… 884 more words

Arts & Show

Modern Times

Modern Times (1936)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Actors: Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman

Synopsis: A factory worker (Charlie Chaplin) struggles to stay in work and out of trouble in the challenging modern world. 324 more words

US & Canadian Cinema

SIFF 2017: Dawson City: Frozen Time (Bill Morrison, 2016)

Note: as this film is under embargo until its release in the Seattle area, here are exactly 75 words.

Superficially more conventional than Beyond Zero: 1914-1918… 70 more words

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The Female of the Species (1912)

Mary Pickford Season: FD Cinematheque

Female of the Species, The (1912)

Director: D W Griffith

Cast: Charles West, Claire McDowell, Mary Pickford, Dorothy Bernard

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Sparrows 1926

Mary Pickford Season: FD Cinematheque

Sparrows 1926

Dir: William Beaudine and Tom McNamara

Cast; Mary Pickford, Roy Stewart, Mary Louise Miller, Gustav Von Seyffertitz, Charlotte Mineau, Spec O’Donnell, Lloyd Whitlock, Billy Butts, Monty O’Grady, Jackie Levine… 1,665 more words