The romantic entanglements of The Foppish Dandy, The Spoiled Belle, The Swooning Poor Thing and The Righteous Brute. Extremely telling body language works well in this fairy tale of fake love versus real. Both simplistic and ambiguous. Probably in my … Continue reading
A twist end short concerning a very unconventional kind of conception. Only one »joke« isn’t enough. Not in my book of potent elixirs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VezeDDDT8g
A woman of flimsy character isn’t sufficiently »reached« by the son of a preacher man, and instead opts for a very dubious circus cowboy. Unbelievable but still touching, and with a few scenes (the dance!) that must have been extremely … Continue reading
The comet cometh – an event bringing fake news, stock market chaos, and violent uprising! A splendidly unreliable, greedy, ruthless capitalist – complete with high hat! – revels recklessly in irresponsible and self-destructive debauchery when facing the impending doom from … Continue reading
Expressively high-strung, pathetically pompous, quasi-religiously utopian – this is far into corny corner even if you are used to silent drama. Silly posturing and slow motion storytelling aside, I must admit it is unexpected to see the martians depicted as … Continue reading
Nothing more – and certainly nothing less – than a few minutes of good-hearted cinematic trickery and mischievousness. Quite inventive for its time, and still somewhat funny – though maybe not in my book of the fine arts.
Another T. E. Powers »phable« from the short-lived Hearst-Vitagraph cooperation – this one dripping with irony! Moral: Even a dime’s worth of gratitude is sometimes too much. Not in my book of good deeds.