La Petite merchande d’allumettes (1928)

La Petite merchande d’allumettes (1928) Director: Jean Renoir ★★★★☆ "The Little Match Girl" is a beautiful and dreamy short Renoir silent film. It is difficult to find a bad Renoir film. "The Little Match Girl" is a sad little story, but the cinematography and editing in this film makes incredible use of the camera -from … Continue reading La Petite merchande d’allumettes (1928)

Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam

Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam (The Golem: How He Came Into The World) (1920) Director: Paul Wegener, Carl Boese ★★★★☆ The Golem is a visually stunning film: its scenes are impressive, particularly the set designs. It beautifully captures an old European-Jewish ghetto while the terrible golem creature is fearsome and unpredictable, however, … Continue reading Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam

The Short Films of the Edison Studio

On the Short Films of the Edison Studio Blacksmithing Scene (1893) Director: W.K.L. Dickson The "blacksmithing scene" short clip is significant for being the first publicly shown Kinetograph motion picture in May 1893. It features a still camera recording of three blacksmiths hammering, pausing for a moment to share a drink of beer, and then … Continue reading The Short Films of the Edison Studio

The Littlest Rebel

The Littlest Rebel (1935) Director: David Butler The film is a beautiful and classically heart-warming tale of a Southern plantation family during the American Civil War. It was released in 1935, and became a top box-office film, along with Shirley Temple's signature performance in Curly Top, which was also released in 1935. Shirley Temple stars alongside Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, the … Continue reading The Littlest Rebel