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100 Years of Movies in 100 Days – Day 8 – The Immigrant (1917)

Nisei Week, the anual week-long Japanese festival held in downtown L.A. began today. Among the highlights were the ribbon cutting on the newly renovated Japanese village (it looks REALLY nice), the usual assortment of martial arts and anime enthusiasts and a special appearance by The Nocturnes, a kick ass surf rock band who’s origins date … Continue reading

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100 Years of Movies in 100 Days – Day 6 – A Night in the Shows (1915)

Charlie Chaplin’s A Night in the Shows is a tale of two halves. The first half is incredibly tedious. The second half, however, is quite entertaining. Chaplin, who wrote and directed this silent comedy, plays two roles, The Pest (who can’t seem to find his seat in the beginning and ultimately ends up sitting off-stage) … Continue reading

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100 Years of Movies in 100 Days – Day 5 – Tillie’s Punctured Romance (1914)

It’s only been five days, but I’m already eager to get into the era where there’s actual dialogue between characters. But since I’m still over a decade away from that moment in cinematic history, I guess I’ll have to grin and bear it, much like the actors in Tillie’s Punctured Romance. The bulk of this … Continue reading