Film, History Class, Uncategorized, Writing, Writing Inspiration, Writing Tips

Harold Lloyd versus Snarf: Old Plots in New(er) Settings

"So, you know that episode of Thundercats I was finishing?" my husband asked one morning. "Urnghuh? Um...sure," I answered, my foggy tones conveying that no, I hadn't had my morning coffee yet. I wrestled my hair into order with a scrunci and tried to look awake. "It had the same plot as that Harold Lloyd… Continue reading Harold Lloyd versus Snarf: Old Plots in New(er) Settings

Film, History Class, Uncategorized, World War I, Writing

The Big Parade: A Silent Story

Staying up later than I should have watching a movie last night, waiting to find out which members of the uninspiring love triangle would survive the War, I began thinking about films that would have been more worth  my time. Here, in one of last year's posts, is one of the many options!  I'll admit,… Continue reading The Big Parade: A Silent Story

Film, History Class, Uncategorized, Writing, Writing Inspiration, Writing Tips

Harold Lloyd versus Snarf: Old Plots in New(er) Settings

"So, you know that episode of Thundercats I was finishing?" my husband asked one morning. "Urnghuh? Um...sure," I answered, my foggy tones conveying that no, I hadn't had my morning coffee yet. I wrestled my hair into order with a scrunci and tried to look awake. "It had the same plot as that Harold Lloyd… Continue reading Harold Lloyd versus Snarf: Old Plots in New(er) Settings

Film, History Class, Uncategorized

The Big Parade: A Silent Story

  I must admit, I was skeptical of my husband’s interest in silent films. I had never seen one, but I thought I knew what to expect. Silent films equaled the jangle of organ-grinder style music, makeup resembling cake icing, and overacting reminiscent of the comedic scenes with Lena Lamont in Singing in the Rain. With such low expectations, the… Continue reading The Big Parade: A Silent Story