Some of my favorite silent films — from Buster Keaton antics to stunning double exposure to experimental stop-motion and early wildlife documentaries. These are movies that have truly stayed with me over the years.
ACCENT: MISSING REELS by Farran Smith Nehme
Nehme, author of the acclaimed classic film blog Self-Styled Siren, has written a novel. Drawing on her extensive and joyful knowledge of old Hollywood, and her actual time living in NYC in the 1980s, she created a naive but likeable protagonist in Ceinwen Reilly. Somewhat predictably, Ceinwen works at a vintage clothing shop and shares a…
REVIEW: KINO by Jurgen Fauth
I’m not exactly sure where to begin. This book is incredibly fresh and exciting, yet nostalgic and wise. The narrative centers around Mina, a newlywed whose husband is hospitalized during their honeymoon. She mysteriously receives cans of film reels, a lost movie made by her grandfather, a German director. Intrigued, she takes them to Germany…
Philip Glass – Dr. Van Helsing And Dracula
~31 Days of Halloween~ oldhollywood: Kronos Quartet – Dr. Van Helsing & Dracula (composed by Philip Glass, via Philip Glass: Dracula, his score for 1931’s Dracula) Additional tracks here.