I recently completed a dissertation focused on sound in cinema via the films of Fritz Lang. The first chapter is a literature review which attempts to establish a historical and theoretical … Continue reading Broken Silence: The Acoustic Language of Sound in Cinema
Summary: An innocent man is wanted for murder and drawn into a web of intrigue after foreign spies try to smuggle military secrets out of the country. Spoilers, naturally, but … Continue reading The 39 Steps (1935) – Alfred Hitchcock (Niall McArdle)
An unemployed reporter helps a runaway heiress get back to New York without being discovered by the authorities. It Happened One Night is a road trip romantic comedy starring Clark … Continue reading It Happened One Night (1934) | Frank Capra (Eric Norcross)
Synopsis: Allan Gray arrives at an inn to sleep only to be aroused by mysterious happenings at the inn that leads him to an eventful stay. Carl Theodor Dryer was … Continue reading Vampyr (1932) – Carl Theodor Dryer (Mardaweh Tompo)
Synopsis: A Tramp tries to commit suicide by drowning himself in the Seine River only to be saved by a Bourgeoisie man who takes the Tramp into his home and … Continue reading Boudu Saved From Drowning (1932) – Jean Renoir (Mardaweh Tompo)
Synopsis: A dancer (Fred Astaire) meets and woos a model (Ginger Rogers) amid much confusion and mistaken identity.
Dixieland, just before the American Civil War: a manipulative self-centered Southern belle has to grow up and overcome her selfish ways to survive the onslaught of disaster that surrounds her.
Synopsis: To keep a British couple from telling the police about an assassination plot, foreign spies kidnap their daughter.
Short Plot Summary: The Tramp struggles to help a blind flower girl he has fallen in love with.
“Trouble In Paradise” is a film that on its surface is entertaining, stylish and very humorous, but from my very first viewing I could tell it was so much more … Continue reading Trouble In Paradise (Short View) – Ernst Lubitsch