“It’s nice to hear all the old songs, isn’t it?”–the Devil, The Black Rider I was surprised to hear the old songs in Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century: 1910 (Top Shelf, 2009). I probably shouldn’t have been. The chapter title, “What Keeps […]
The excellent Soft Film blog has some nice 1920s claymation by motion picture powerhouse, Joseph Sunn Jue.
Sita Sings the Blues is a multilayered Ramayana, an amazing display of animation prowess and Sita sings in the voice of 1920s jazz singer Annette Hanshaw. It’s neater than I make it sound. Make some time.
“No doubt the audience in the plush seats of the Tivoli was enthralled. For the first time in a feature film, they could hear the creaking of the stairs, the ghostly wind and the voices of the characters. Even the credits were spoken.” Eric Veillette writes about The […]
The Telegraph watches the skies with 140 years of UFO photographs.
Before there were Hong Kong movies, there were Shanghai movies. 1929’s Red Heroine is the only surviving silent kung fu feature from Shanghai’s golden age. The Devil’s Music Ensemble provides live accompaniment. Hopefully, they’ll tour. Wise Kwai has more information and a trailer.