2021 Summer Reading Challenge

2021 Classic Film Summer Reading Challenge

It is that time of year again for the 2021 Summer Reading Classic Film Book Challenge hosted by Raquel Stecher’s Out of the Past Blog. Last year’s challenge was one of the highlights of quarantine and despite being vaxxed this time around, I’ve already spent …

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Kristin Thompson's Herr Lubitsch Goes to Hollywood adeptly dissects early Hollywood filmmaking techniques and Ernest Lubitsch's silent films.

Herr Lubitsch Goes to Hollywood—Book Review

Of all the silent directors who emigrated from Europe to Hollywood, Ernest Lubitsch was arguably the most successful and popular director. After becoming world-famous for his German comedies and costume dramas such as Madame DuBarry and Anna Boleyn (both 1920), Lubitsch signed with Warner Brothers …

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