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Archive for February, 2017

Oh, What a Lucky Knight (1928)

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

The early silent Walt Disney cartoon Oh, What a Lucky Knight (1928) shows Oswald the Lucky Rabbit riding along on a donkey playing an accordion, a very lively scene with musical notations flying out of his instrument which was the silent era’s method of indicating sound. At a silent film house, any organist worth his […]

Coney Island Silent Film

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

The first major big-audience outlet for Thomas Edison’s films was at Coney Island, & Edison Manufacturing Co or American Mutoscope reciprocated by making a number of short-short films set there, for use in kinetoscopes. Some anonymous short-shorts include The Aerial Slide at Coney Island (1897) putting bathing beauties on the popular amusement ride; ‘King’ & […]

Mcloud Style Analysis of Fun Home

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

McCloud refers to the gutters as the space in between panels where “human imagination takes two separate images and transforms them into a single idea” (McCloud 66.) This is such a profound concept to me and definitely deepened both my understanding and appreciation for comic books. It had never occurred to me how much happens […]

Steamboat Bill Jr Analysis

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Steamboat Bill Jr. Silent Film Analysis Steamboat Bill Jr. is Buster Keaton’s final independent film, though not necessarily the last one in which he had creative control. His first work with MGM, The Cameraman, could be said to hold that title, so when you watch Steamboat Bill Jr. there is not the same sense of […]

Past Election Thoughts

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Hillary is finished at this point in the race. To expand on this point I’ll bring up what most of us who have been paying attention know about our dear Killary. Firstly, she is an outright liar and failure of a politician. Not only has she never fixed any of the intercities that she was […]