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Video Pick of the Week
CUT TO THE CHASE. Oh how I love Charley Chase! The Hal Roach style in general is just to my taste and Charley was one of the very best comedians and directors on the lot. Chase specialized in a sort of dapper everyman who usually manages to outsmart himself before the credits roll. However, when called upon, Chase could slapstick and pratfall with the wildest of 'em. This collection is a delightful mix of prime Chase.
Current Theme Month
December 2014: Have a Hart! Celebrating the gritty cinema of William S. Hart.
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GRETA GARBO: A CINEMATIC LEGACY by Mark Vieira. You either "get" Garbo's appeal or you don't. I don't, which is why I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. It is Garbo examined through her film career. The oversized book is also lavishly illustrated with beautiful stills from her films. No two biographers are going to agree about certain details of Garbo's life but for what it's worth, there are endnotes and references aplenty. This book is my favorite sort of biography: a look at the performer through the medium that makes us care about them in the first place.
I shall be participating in…
I will be covering Constance Talmadge's dual role in Her Sister from Paris