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Silent Sunday Nights June 5th

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Silent Sunday Nights

The Red Mill 1927

Since I’ve been following Turner Classic Movie channel  more lately I have found some themes that I like. Last week was Memorial Weekend so they were showing some oldie war films. Gramps and I ended up catching some of the M.A.S.H. movie to rewatch before going to bed. Tonight, Silent Sunday Nights is back with a “Fatty” Arbuckle (aka William Goodrich) film from 1926, The Red Hill. (TCM, Facebook). Looks to be a good calming night.

Here is my Silent Sunday Nights…

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Silent Sunday Nights May 15th

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Silent Sunday Nights

Since I’ve been following Turner Classic Movie channel  more lately I have found some themes that I liked. Tonight is Silent Sunday Nights on TCM with Silent Films. Tonight is an oldie and a long one, about 3 and a half hours long. It’s the 1923 La Roue film by filmmaker Abel Gance. I’m currently watching that as I type this out (on my new phone). So far the best parts has been the written stuff, though the scene of the image on the violin was good.

La Roue

I think I like watching these late at night now in order to lull me to sleep. I think it’s the music and the black and white video that does it.

So here is what my Silent Sunday Night and weekend has been like…

Deadpool

Deadpool
Just recently purchased and watched Deadpool today. It was pretty funny. He is definitely not the typical hero, or anti-hero for that. I think I liked the jokes about Hugh Jackman and Wolverine the most. I had some good giggles there. Continue reading “Silent Sunday Nights May 15th”

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Silent Sunday Nights & Mom’ Day

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Silent Sunday Nights

Mockery 1927

TCM channel airs Silent Films on their Sunday Silent Nights theme. Tonight they’re showing a film from 1927 called Mockery, starring Lon Chaney (Hunchback of Notre Dame 1923, Phantom of the Opera 1925).

“A rare screening of Benjamin Christensen‘s Mockery (1927) offers a wonderful opportunity to see a Chaney performance less reliant upon a frightening visage: Sergei, an uneducated Siberian peasant.” (From the TCM article).

I’ll be watching this after the last episode of The Good Wife. Really interested to see whether or not Governor Florrick is found guilty or not. So far we’re liking the farewell, though my mom didn’t like the ending (she’s ahead of Gramps and I because we are watching it later in order to fast forward those commercials).

The Good Wife

Here is the rest of my Silent Sunday Night…

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Silent Sunday Nights and Haagen-Dazs

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Silent Sunday Nights

TCM channel airs Silent Films on their Sunday Silent Nights theme. Tonight they’re showing a classic with Joan Crawford from 1928 called Across to Singapore (that’s Joan on the title picture).

It’s a good film. According to Gramps, Joan Crawford was in a lot of Silent Films before she starred in those “Talkie” movies. I’m currently watching Across to Singapore while having my late night desert. I picked up one of those small containers to restrict myself with the amount of ice cream I eat. So far it worked. Now off to finish the last of it.

Silent Sunday Nights and Haagen-Dazs

Also, this is April’s last Silent Sunday, and I feel like I still have some catching up to do on my reading, reviews and blog posts. It’s also making me feel a little overwhelmed, so it’s a good thing I have these nights to help calm myself.

So that’s my Sunday night relaxation time. What’s yours?

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Silent Sunday Nights & 400+ Followers

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Silent Sunday Nights

The Wild Rose

TCM channel shows Silent Films for their Silent Sunday Nights (and then a foreign film for their Imports). Tonight they were showing a 1932 Chinese film directed by Yu Sun called Wild Rose. It also is Yan Jin‘s first film role. This looks like a decent silent film, but since we had two things being recorded, plus the Anaheim Ducks hockey game, I could only watch the end of this film. For a Silent Film in 1932, Gramps says it depends all upon where in China it was filmed at, the warlords who later became communists and the Nationalist government. We both noticed that this movie plays in a lot with politics.


Now here is my Silent Sunday Nights and what I have been up to.

400 Followers

400+ Followers

Kermit freaking flail

400. Wow. I’m just amazed with this amount of attention I have received here. I started blogging in October with little expectations, just wanting a place to write my thoughts and reviews as well as meet other bloggers. I’m just really blown away with this… well more a lose for words more like. I am super thankful for all those people that are following me. The number is still growing and it’s made me so happy this weekend.

Thank you thank you thank you. And thank you to all who have liked my posts and left comments. I have really enjoyed our conversations.

Thank you all again!


Ok now on to talking about what I have planned for the upcoming week and what not…. Continue reading “Silent Sunday Nights & 400+ Followers”

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Silent Sunday Nights & Oscar Micheaux

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Silent Sunday Nights

TCM channel tonight’s theme is Silent Sunday Nights and tonight they are airing two Oscar Micheaux films (1919’s Within Our Gates and 1921’s The Symbol of the Unconquered). They are both Black and White Silent Films. Oscar Micheaux “was an (African) American author, film director and independent producer of more than 44 films” (Wikipedia). He is also considered as the first major African American Film Maker. And according to the U.S. Library of Congress, Within Our Gates is “the earliest known surviving feature film directed by an African American.”  This should be a good film viewing.

The copy for Within Our Gates was one of those Lost Films and mysteriously found much later on (1990’s at the Spanish Film Archive in Madrid). It also had a lot of controversy with the Censor Committee and some others because of one scene “in which a black man is lynched by a white mob” (TCM).

It looks like a good film so far. The YouTube video’s music is different than the music from the TCM viewing. It could be because the two have been recopied by different companies. The one from the Library of Congress is more softer with a piano note. The YouTube video has a more dramatic note with string notes.

Here’s the YouTube video >> Continue reading “Silent Sunday Nights & Oscar Micheaux”