I am, like film lovers everywhere, pretty goddamn pissed that Filmstruck didn’t make it. Chances are, if you’re in the US in a big city, you have access to a good part of their collection through your local library, but it was just so convenient, and so well-curated, and it made me happy. And now … Continue reading “Goodbye Filmstruck”
I actually really liked The Scarlet Pimpernel. One thing I hadn’t known, though, is that the Scarlet Pimpernel is the pattern for so many other masked crusaders and men with secret identities, like The Shadow. The model of a dandy using his ineffectuality in his public life to turn away suspicion from his masked heroism … Continue reading “The Scarlet Pimpernel”
Because he is long dead, this doesn’t strike me as being as pathetic as it patently is, but I am hard in love with Leslie Howard. I mean honestly it’s not that different than when people are swoony over current celebrities, it’s just somehow categorized away as different because now it’s a historical thing and … Continue reading “Leslie Howard Obsession Continues Apace”
Somewhere, I can’t remember where, someone or some online thing reminded me that this video of classic film stars dancing to Uptown Funk exists: Needs moar Donald O’Connor. Like, just make it all Donald O’Connor. It’s compulsively watchable. I’m still in Greece so come find me on Instagram.