As a silent film fan, I’ve recently realized that I spend most of my time watching silent films made in America in the 1920s. While there is a wide variety of films from different genres and filmmakers in Hollywood 20s films, these films are only the tip of the iceberg.…Continue Reading
The Hollywood Blacklist in the 1950s really cut short a lot of interesting careers and forced promising talent to relocate to other countries. This is what happened to director Cy Endfield who was just getting some public and critical attention in 1950 with two film noirs, The Underworld Story and The Sound of Fury.…Continue Reading
It’s not very often that a filmmaker gets to remake his or her own movie. Directors are lucky enough to make two separate movies let only the same movie twice! There are however a few examples of a director looking back to their earlier days to revamp and redo a past project: Abel Gance with J’Accuse (1918 and 1938), Alfred Hitchcock with The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934 and 1955), and Yasujiro Ozu’s with A Story of Floating Weeds (1934) and Floating Weeds (1959) just to name a few.…Continue Reading
This post is part of the Sixth Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon hosted by Silent-ology. You can find other great blog posts from this year’s blogathon celebrating Buster Keaton’s career here.
There is a well-known story among Damfinoes that after Buster Keaton film’s debut in the Arbuckle vehicle The Butcher Boy (1917), he asked to take home a movie camera with him off the set.…Continue Reading