Faust on Film: Faust (1926) and The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)

This review is part of The 2021 Classic Literature On Film Blogathon hosted by Silver Screen Classics. You can read the rest of the blogathon’s wonderful lineup at the blogathon’s main page here.

Legends become so enmeshed in the cultural consciousness that they appear in numerous forms and adaptations centuries after they are first created.…

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The Beginnings of Utah Film History: Mormon Exploitation Films

The state of Utah is best known for two things: snow and Mormons. While Utah’s snow has been a feature of the state since Lake Bonneville dried up millennia ago, Mormons didn’t reach the state until 1847, first settling on native Ute land by the Great Salt Lake and later spreading through the state and much of the Western United States.…

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Pordenone Silent Film Festival 2020 Thoughts

As a poor, young millennial on the verge of entering the full-time job market (if it still exists), I’ve never had the time or the money to attend any major film festivals. While earlier in the year I was planning on buying a short flight to volunteer at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, I would never have dreamed of being able to participate in Italy’s Pordenone Silent Film Festival.…

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