Tonight: I’m introducing Charlie Chaplin’s first feature, “The Kid,” co-starring Jackie Coogan (who later played Uncle Fester of “Addams Family” fame).

Tonight: I’m introducing Charlie Chaplin’s first feature, “The Kid,” co-starring Jackie Coogan (who later played Uncle Fester of “Addams Family” fame).

April 10, 2014 • 1 Enchanted • reblog →
Tonight: I talk about Carl Sandburg’s review of 1923’s “The Extra Girl” with Mabel Normand — then we screen the film at the Elmhurst Public Library.

Tonight: I talk about Carl Sandburg’s review of 1923’s “The Extra Girl” with Mabel Normand — then we screen the film at the Elmhurst Public Library.

February 13, 2014 • 2 Speak now • reblog →
The actual bedknob from “Bedknobs & Broomsticks” in the Disney Archives exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.

The actual bedknob from “Bedknobs & Broomsticks” in the Disney Archives exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.

February 11, 2014 • 2 Enchanted • reblog →
Original drawing of Walt Disney’s pre-Mickey Mouse animated star: Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. From the Disney Archives at the Museum of Science and Industry. 

http://www.msichicago.org/whats-here/exhibits/treasures-of-the-walt-disney-archives/

Original drawing of Walt Disney’s pre-Mickey Mouse animated star: Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. From the Disney Archives at the Museum of Science and Industry.

http://www.msichicago.org/whats-here/exhibits/treasures-of-the-walt-disney-archives/

February 9, 2014 • 20 Speak now • reblog →
I’m about to talk about Carl Sandburg and his review of 1920’s “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligary” at the Elmhurst Public Library, then screen the movie. Sandburg lived and wrote not far from this building…

I’m about to talk about Carl Sandburg and his review of 1920’s “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligary” at the Elmhurst Public Library, then screen the movie. Sandburg lived and wrote not far from this building…

January 16, 2014 • reblog →
“If there’s a crime about things being overlooked, it’s that people don’t talk about him in this movie. And I think he’s incredible.”—
Joe Swanberg on Danny Huston in Ivansxtc

From the book The Best Film You’ve Never Seen: 35 Directors Champion the Forgotten or Critically Savaged Movies They Love

If there’s a crime about things being overlooked, it’s that people don’t talk about him in this movie. And I think he’s incredible.”—

Joe Swanberg on Danny Huston in Ivansxtc

From the book The Best Film You’ve Never Seen: 35 Directors Champion the Forgotten or Critically Savaged Movies They Love

November 27, 2013 • reblog →
“…to me, this movie is about magic. If you don’t buy that magic and don’t lock with [protagonist] Joe in those first moments of him being caught up in the rottenness of his existence, you’re going to be disappointed.”—
Jay Duplass on Joe Versus the Volcano

From the book The Best Film You’ve Never Seen

…to me, this movie is about magic. If you don’t buy that magic and don’t lock with [protagonist] Joe in those first moments of him being caught up in the rottenness of his existence, you’re going to be disappointed.”—

Jay Duplass on Joe Versus the Volcano

From the book The Best Film You’ve Never Seen

November 26, 2013 • reblog →
“I don’t understand why people hate the film. But I can tell you some of the adjectives that come out when people start talking about it. One is ‘boring’ and another is ‘lame.’ People just didn’t connect with it.”—
Jay Duplass on Joe Versus the Volcano

From the book The Best Film You’ve Never Seen

I don’t understand why people hate the film. But I can tell you some of the adjectives that come out when people start talking about it. One is ‘boring’ and another is ‘lame.’ People just didn’t connect with it.”—

Jay Duplass on Joe Versus the Volcano

From the book The Best Film You’ve Never Seen

November 25, 2013 • 2 Speak now • reblog →
“If you’re not on board, you want to shoot yourself halfway through the movie. If you’re on board, it is a magical brilliant ride that plays out in a really weird and stylized way.”—
Jay Duplass on Joe Versus the Volcano

From the book The Best Film You’ve Never Seen


If you’re not on board, you want to shoot yourself halfway through the movie. If you’re on board, it is a magical brilliant ride that plays out in a really weird and stylized way.”—

Jay Duplass on Joe Versus the Volcano

From the book The Best Film You’ve Never Seen

November 24, 2013 • reblog →
“They shouldn’t have [marketed it as a comedy]. It’s not really a comedy. The interactions in Joe Versus the Volcano are almost not human. It’s like it’s operating on some weird metaphorical level the entire time.”—
Jay Duplass on Joe Versus the Volcano

From the book The Best Film You’ve Never Seen

They shouldn’t have [marketed it as a comedy]. It’s not really a comedy. The interactions in Joe Versus the Volcano are almost not human. It’s like it’s operating on some weird metaphorical level the entire time.”—

Jay Duplass on Joe Versus the Volcano

From the book The Best Film You’ve Never Seen

November 23, 2013 • reblog →
“He was basically yelling and being goofy in movies prior to this, and I’m wondering if this is one of his first really kind of serious roles. I mean, this is a totally silly movie, but the arc of who he’s playing is someone sincere, someone who’s going through something.”—
Jay Duplass on Tom Hanks in Joe Versus the Volcano

From the book The Best Film You’ve Never Seen

He was basically yelling and being goofy in movies prior to this, and I’m wondering if this is one of his first really kind of serious roles. I mean, this is a totally silly movie, but the arc of who he’s playing is someone sincere, someone who’s going through something.”—

Jay Duplass on Tom Hanks in Joe Versus the Volcano

From the book The Best Film You’ve Never Seen

November 22, 2013 • reblog →
From the movie Killer Klowns from Outer Space

“I hate to say it, but almost every horror movie is an homage to either The Blob or Alien—in structure, in character, or thematically. Basically, there’s this unknown enemy that invades a small town or invades us as a society.”—
Brian Herzlinger on horror flicks

From the book The Best Film You’ve Never Seen

From the movie Killer Klowns from Outer Space

I hate to say it, but almost every horror movie is an homage to either The Blob or Alien—in structure, in character, or thematically. Basically, there’s this unknown enemy that invades a small town or invades us as a society.”—

Brian Herzlinger on horror flicks

From the book The Best Film You’ve Never Seen

November 21, 2013 • reblog →
“I describe this movie as Tim Burton’s wet dream.”—
Brian Herzlinger on Killer Klowns from Outer Space

From the book The Best Film You’ve Never Seen

I describe this movie as Tim Burton’s wet dream.”—

Brian Herzlinger on Killer Klowns from Outer Space

From the book The Best Film You’ve Never Seen

November 20, 2013 • reblog →
“Thank you for inspiring me, I would say [to them], and igniting my imagination and making me see that everything we see as children that’s supposed to represent fun can also represent pure evil. I would say that to them in a heartbeat.”—
Brian Herzlinger on director Stephen Chiodo and actress Suzanne Snyder

From the book The Best Film You’ve Never Seen

Thank you for inspiring me, I would say [to them], and igniting my imagination and making me see that everything we see as children that’s supposed to represent fun can also represent pure evil. I would say that to them in a heartbeat.”—

Brian Herzlinger on director Stephen Chiodo and actress Suzanne Snyder

From the book The Best Film You’ve Never Seen

November 19, 2013 • reblog →
“The title says everything: Killer Klowns from Outer Space. The small town of Crescent Cove is invaded by killer clowns from outer space who want to use all the humans as food for their next interstellar travel.”—
Brian Herzlinger on Killer Klowns from Outer Space

From the book The Best Film You’ve Never Seen

The title says everything: Killer Klowns from Outer Space. The small town of Crescent Cove is invaded by killer clowns from outer space who want to use all the humans as food for their next interstellar travel.”—

Brian Herzlinger on Killer Klowns from Outer Space

From the book The Best Film You’ve Never Seen

November 18, 2013 • reblog →
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