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Our Movie Houses

Recently I received as a gift from my husband Our Movie Houses: A History of Film and Cinematic Innovation in Central New York by Norman O.…

Started by Joanne C

2 Nov 16, 2009
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Review: Dark Lady of The Silents: My Life in Early Hollywood

Earlier this summer Tina H. recommended I read Miriam Cooper’s autobiography, Dark Lady of The Silents: My Life in Early Hollywood. Co writ…

Started by Joanne C

1 Nov 15, 2009
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Robert Osborne's Book on the Oscars

J.D. posted a comment asking about Robert Osborne's book, it's called 80 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards. h…

Started by Joanne C

0 Jul 22, 2009

Two Books on Victor Fleming

David Denby of The New Yorker reviews two books on Victor Fleming : Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master” by Michael Sragow, the film c…

Started by Joanne C

2 Jul 21, 2009
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What are You Reading Now?

I'm currently reading D.W. Griffith and the Origins of American Narrative Film by Thomas Gunning. This book is written in a rather dense ac…

Started by Joanne C

7 Jul 17, 2009
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For the Geek in Me

Here are a couple of specialized books I've read. Silent Cinema: An Introduction by Paolo Cherchi Usai. Much more of a technical book than…

Started by Joanne C

0 Jul 13, 2009

My Five Favorite Film Books

I'd rather read books about film history than any other topic. Here are five of my favorites: Speed of Sound by Scott Eyman covers the dev…

Started by Joanne C

5 Jul 2, 2009
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On November 1, 2017 FilmStruck’s blog, StreamLine, moved to Tumblr. This archive will remain active for anyone looking to access older content, but going forward our daily posts dedicated to cinema will appear on FilmStruck’s Tumblr page. See the the link below to be redirected to our new location. http://filmstruck.tumblr.com/tagged/streamline-blog  

Affairs of the Heart: The Wedding Night (1935)

To view The Wedding Night click here. The Wedding Night was doomed from the start. It was producer Samuel Goldwyn’s final attempt at making the Ukrainian actress Anna Sten into a Garbo-level star, and his persistence had become something of a Hollywood joke. The Wedding Night became known around town as “Goldwyn’s Last Sten,” but […]

Murnau and the Phantoms of Germany

To view Phantom click here. It’s that time of year when Nosferatu (1922), F.W. Murnau’s interpretation of Dracula, appears on lists of recommended horror films. The oldest, existing film version of Bram Stoker’s novel, Nosferatu is likely Murnau’s most watched title. It’s eerie Expressionist style was a major influence on the American horror genre, but […]

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