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Silver Screenings Blog by Silver Screenings - 1d ago

We all know having a job is for suckers. It’s much better to seduce a rich person and take their money. After all, why should they be rich while others languish in poverty? It isn’t fair. Now, many people accuse women of being gold diggers, but that’s old-fashioned thinking. Men can be just as effective […]
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This is the Hollywood and Highland shopping centre at 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. Look at the archway. It’s a 12-storey structure based on the Babylonian set from the 1916 film, Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout the Ages, and it’s built to scale. Looks expensive, doesn’t it? It was. Historian Gary Krist, author of The Mirage […]
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Whee! It’s time for the Reel Infatuation Blogathon! This year, Reel Infatuation runs June 7-9, and we want to hear about your film/TV/book character crush. (You can check out our “primer” here, or click here for suggestions on how to participate without writing a blog post.) Here are the Rules: Remember: The character is the thing! […]
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If you do an online search of the phrase “women aren’t funny”, you’ll find a lot of people have Weighed In on the subject. You can find examples here, here and here. It always astonishes us when people say women aren’t funny. We think about all the witty women we know, our mother included, and […]
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Alfred Hitchcock‘s The Lady Vanishes (1938) is more “just” a mystery or thriller, in our opinion. The film centres on a train journey from a fictional European country to England. We first meet the train’s passengers while they are stranded in an alpine town due to an avalanche. This town shows little evidence of winter, […]
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A real trick in filmmaking, we think, is to develop an utterly ridiculous premise and make a decent film of it. Take the 1951 film Rhubarb, a comedy about a baseball team owned by a cat. Yes, we know. There’s no way a baseball team would be owned by a cat. And what cat would […]
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Here’s a film that emphasizes the importance of casting. St. Benny the Dip (1951) is a Poverty Row (low-budget) film about three crooks who pretend to be clergymen to escape the Law. It has a terrific premise, as well as a good director in Edgar G. Ulmer, a filmmaker with a lengthy career that includes […]
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Originally posted on Speakeasy:
It’s time once again for the Big Bad Blogathon event where you’re invited to feature your favourite movie villain(s). Your hosts are Ruth of Silver Screenings, Karen of Shadows & Satin and Kristina of Speakeasy. The rules are simple: Just pick any evildoer, outlaw or monster, from any era, country or…
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What would you do if you could see future events? Would you concentrate on winning lottery numbers? Or maybe the outcome of a sporting event? But what if you foresaw disaster? How far would you go to warn those involved? And what if your warnings themselves inadvertently caused said disaster? The Clairvoyant (1935), starring Claude […]
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Silver Screenings Blog by Silver Screenings - 1M ago

According to the Global Slavery Index, approximately 40.3 million people “were victims of modern slavery on any given day in 2016.”¹ “Of these, 24.9 million people were in forced labour,” continues the report, “and 15.4 million people were living in a forced marriage.”² Slavery is Big Business. According to the 50 for Freedom Campaign, “forced […]
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