September 5, 2014
"Though the significance of this [advent of talking pictures] wasn’t much noticed in America, globally the effect was profound. Moviegoers around the world suddenly found themselves exposed, often for the first time, to American voices, American vocabulary, American cadence and pronunciation and word order. Spanish conquistadores, Elizabethan courtiers, figures from the Bible were suddenly speaking in American voices—and not just occasionally but in film after film after film. The psychological effect of this, particularly on the young, can hardly be overstated. With American speech came American thoughts, American attitudes, American humor and sensibilities. Peacefully, by accident, and almost unnoticed, America had just taken over the world."

One Summer, America: 1927 by Bill Bryson

June 18, 2014

peachycolleen:

smartgirlsattheparty:

unatheblade:

biscuitsarenice:

We Can’t Get Out Of The Bedroom Now.

Shirley Maclaine on Parkinson in 1975

Mind. Blown.

This woman is amazing. 

Truth.

I never considered it this way. 

(via bremily)

January 5, 2014

New York Film Academy’s study of gender inequality in the film industry.

(Source: howtocatchamonster, via amywhipple)

August 21, 2013
Scandals of Classic Hollywood: The Ecstasy of Hedy Lamarr

February 18, 2012

(via theodorafitzgerald-deactivated2)

February 4, 2012

(via rmgilby)

January 11, 2012
love-spain:

Cine Dore is the cinema for Spanish Filmoteca Nacional. The place in Madrid to see great movies.Love-Spain

Uh, how did I not know about this when I was in Madrid?

love-spain:

Cine Dore is the cinema for Spanish Filmoteca Nacional.
The place in Madrid to see great movies.
Love-Spain

Uh, how did I not know about this when I was in Madrid?

(via love-spain)

January 11, 2012
Guys. GUYS. You need to see this film. Need to. It’s beautiful. It has everything. Go as soon as you can. Go now.

Guys. GUYS. You need to see this film. Need to. It’s beautiful. It has everything. Go as soon as you can. Go now.

December 22, 2011
THIN MAN SERIES ON TCM RIGHT NOW. BEST NIGHT TO HAVE NOTHING TO DO.

THIN MAN SERIES ON TCM RIGHT NOW. BEST NIGHT TO HAVE NOTHING TO DO.

November 17, 2011
"Speechless"

"How a black-and-white silent French film, set in Hollywood in 1927, became the talk of the town."

The guy I’m seeing right now posted a link to this film, The Artist, on my Facebook wall a couple of weeks ago (yes, a good sign), and I’ve grown increasingly excited for its US release. The independent movie theatre about 45 minutes from me will begin showing it on Christmas Day. Can’t. Wait. 

October 22, 2011
Barbara Kent, Silent-Film Star, Dies at 103

October 13, 2011
Secret Cinema!

Liked posts on Tumblr: More liked posts »