Tag Archives: Douglas Fairbanks

waterloo sunset in hollywood

The golden era of the British in Hollywood in the 1930’s… …Then the Munich agreement was signed, and the crisis, for the time being, was over. The agreement, now historically damned as a symbol of appeasement, was nonetheless greeted with … Continue reading

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A SALTY DOG ON THE PORT SIDE

A communist sea dog who stayed away from the starboard, or right wing side of the battleship Potemkin. ┬áSergei Eisenstein‘s Potemkin was a film that proclaimed his faith as an artist of revolution and transcended it. It was a work … Continue reading

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MYSTERY BEYOND THE GOLD RUSH

When one writes about Chaplin, discussion of a ”best” work inevitably results in his most ardent supporters agreeing to disagree in choosing his best feature length work or short film. Less contentious is the selection of a favorite example to … Continue reading

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