Category Archives: Film

New York City, 1939

To me, these films never get old. You can tell it was recorded by a man because the camera focuses on things: buildings, cars, signs. I wanted to look at the fashions but the lens doesn’t linger on people.

Still, it’s lovely to watch.

[H/T: Small Dead Animals]

London in Colour, 1926

LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. I love this piece of film shot in 1926. Not too many ladies walking about but when you do see them, the cloches and knee-length skirts are lovely. There’s one scene when the camera is driving forward through an extremely crowded street full of working class men in suits, ties and skally caps and there’s one woman wearing her cloche. Everyone is looking back at the camera in happy curiosity.

The piano music (appearing halfway through the reel) is one of my faves – from the movie Amelie. I can’t play the piano but I just want to learn this one song.

A bit of advice: Play this one full screen.

[H/T: Small Dead Animals]

If you liked this, check out: Las Vegas, 1962.

Call Protective Services

Last night the Wee One and I watched 35 minutes of Beach Blanket Bingo on TCM. WO became antsy when Frankie, Annette and the Gang went back to Big Drop to practice their skydiving skills but it was the longest time I’ve seen Wee One sit still while awake. Have I scarred her for life?

Enjoy this stereophonic nugget that was Wee One’s favorite.

It Reminds Me

Watching Rep. Anthony Weiner’s apology reminds me of this scene from Godfather II:

Rep. Weiner even looks like Fredo.

Celebrate!

On this May 26, 2011, let us celebrate the birthday of John Wayne (1907) and the end of the Oprah Winfrey show. 

Such polar opposites.

The diametric difference between these two folks is nicely explained in this scene from Boondock Saints II (WARNING: Lots of Explicit Language):

Good Bye Georgy Girl

Lynn Redgrave passed away at the age of 67. To me she’ll be Georgina, forever looking for love in Mod London.

I LOVE Her

She.is.the.best. No matter what she’s in, Jennifer Coolidge always steals the show. She’s the best thing in the new 2010 census commercial. I can’t find it online, but here’s a special bit I did find. Jennifer is channeling her inner Gisele: