Thursday, July 7, 2011

Blog Well And Live

Katie-Bar-The-Door just called me up to exhort me to finish my essay about Mary Pickford's 1917 films, including such classics as The Poor Little Rich Girl and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. "Row well and live," she says.

So I promise to carve out time this morning. Stay tuned.

Postscript (9:15 p.m.): I'm getting close to posting that Mary Pickford essay thanks to Katie's encouragement ...


Hannah said...

I say that phrase so much its not even funny. haha.
Ben Hur is definitely one of my favorite movies.
My Dad got me started on it when I was little, but back then I wanted to skip to the last tape(yes, thats VHS tape haha) just to see the horse races.
Now I appreciate it for way more than the pretty horsies. haha

Mythical Monkey said...

I must have had the same tape! Actually, two tapes, with the chariot race at the beginning of the second. Personally, I think the race is the greatest action sequence ever filmed, in no small part because Charlton Heston actually had to learn how to drive a chariot, they had to train the horses, build a giant set and stuff it with thousands of extras.

A great film from beginning to end.

Hannah said...

I agree! Plus allegedly someone died on during the race!
All that work - and the finished product was AMAZING

Page said...

Looking forward to your articles on Pickford's work!