Watching Old Movies: Sherlock Jr (1924)

1924   What happened this year? Stuff happened! Lenin died, the Ottoman Empire was abolished, J Edgar Hoover became head of the FBI, Mercedes-Benz was formed by a merger of two different companies, famed movie studio MGM was created and someone invented the Caesar Salad! One of my favourite stories that did caught my eye though was... Continue Reading →

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Watching Old Movies: Safety Last (1923)

1923   What happened this year? Hey, remember that hyperinflation of German currency I mentioned last time? Well, it kinda hit its peak this year. Specifically, it got to the point where 1 German mark grew to the equivalent of 4.2 trillion dollars! (I feel there's a box office joke I should be probably making right now,... Continue Reading →

Watching Old Movies: Nosferatu (1922)

1922   What happened this year? Some neat stuff, some not so neat. On the neat side, the first successful insulin treatment for diabetes was administered! On the not so neat side, Mussolini seized power in Italy. On the neat side, Rebecca L. Felton became the first female US Senator. On the not so neat... Continue Reading →

Watching Old Movies: The Goat (1921)

1921   What happened this year? A lot of less fun stuff than 1920. The Tulsa race riots happened, the Red Army invaded Georgia, Adolf Hitler became Fuhrer of the Nazi party and his brownshirts begin physically assaulting the opposition, the Italian Fascist party was founded and a famine in Russia kills roughly 5 million... Continue Reading →

Watching Old Movies: Intro

Yeah, the title's kinda self evident for this one, isn't it? Okay, to explain in a little more detail, I recently tried to make myself a list of my all time favourite movies, out of all those I've seen. While I was admiring my naturally perfect and impeccable taste, I couldn't help but notice how lacking said... Continue Reading →

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