Lillian Gish plays an innocent girl thrust into the harsh elements of the American West.... Read more →
Video Pick of the Week
SWEET ALYSSUM. Tyrone Power, Sr. stars in this 1915 family melodrama (his soon-to-be-famous son was only a year old at the time). The plot is as strange as can be (infidelity! suicide! oil wells!) but Mr. Power does his bit. A true curio but well worth seeing.
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October 2014: Welcome to the Nickelodeon. Celebrating the movies that made the movies.
STAGE TO SCREEN: THEATRICAL METHOD FROM GARRICK TO GRIFFITH by A. Nicholas Vardac. Interesting examination of an overlooked aspect of early film: just how reliant it was on tropes and conventions from the stage. The book is a product of its 1940s publication (Griffith invented everything! Even film itself!) but it is still quite worthy of a read, especially considering how the connection is downplayed or ignored.