Archive for March 26, 2017

The Mother’s Day Intertitle: Young Things of Her Dreams

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on March 26, 2017 by dcairns

Don’t panic, Americans! We have Mother’s Day on a different day here. This one, in fact.

Suitably maternal image and intertitle from Nell Shipman’s THE GRUB STAKE, which opened the Hippodrome Silent Film Fest this year.

Today I caught up a bit — Buster Keaton’s THE HIGH SIGN and the very odd hal Roach comedy WHAT’S THE WORLD COMING TO started the day, which continued with Conrad Veidt in THE HANDS OF ORLAC, Chinese classic THE GODDESS, an episode of THE HAZARDS OF HELEN plus TEDDY AT THE THROTTLE, and finally, fuelled by ibuprofen and cola, BY THE LAW, a Jack London story adapted by Comrade Kuleshov. I hope to do something like justice to those later in the week.

Another packed day today — more on that later. Happy Mothers’ Day!