It’s me. I’m back. Despite my lack of posts this month, I am indeed very much alive.
And, instead of my typical monthly book review, I’m reviewing a 1926 movie instead (because, well, why not). This is the first movie review I’ve done in an *abominably* long amount of time. *NOTE: I just realized this is my first ever full movie review, which seems very odd because I remember writing a movie review and have no idea where it went. So. Anyways.
A bit of background: My local opera house was showing this classic silent film (yes, that’s a thing) and my family, being the nerds we are, decided to go. But, let me tell you, this is not just a SILENT FILM, for it was accompanied by a WIND ORCHESTRA. If you anything about me, you know that I love music, particularly classical, so hearing a wind orchestra LIVE was about as close to heaven on earth as I can get.
Plot: The movie wasn’t fantastic in this area, but it wasn’t pained, either. Basically, it’s about this *real life event* that happened during the Civil War. An engineer, Johnnie Gray, fights his way through the movie for his train, The General. Meanwhile, he is put off by his intended, Annabelle Lee, and tries to regain her love.
Acting: In all honesty, the acting was hilarious. I’m not sure if it’s just because the movie is so dated and acting has changed so much since the silent films or if the actors where just stellar at face expressions, but I laughed my way through the movie. Granted, their were some “euhh” parts, but that’s with any comedy, so, yeah.
Script: Well, this is a silent movie, so, well….it doesn’t really have any. But, then again, it has words up on the screen every few minutes so one can understand what’s happening during dialogue scenes. It didn’t seem to corny.
Cinematography: Considering the movie was made nearly a hundred years ago, I’m not going to judge it too harshly, though I will say I was surprised at how good the cinematography is.
Music accompaniment: Awesome. Just. Awesome.
Overall opinion: Fairly good. Not my favorite, but certainly enjoyable.
Now on to the Pinterest haul!
I’m sure I’ve mentioned this to you guys before, but I am a Pinterest addict. I might have a slight problem…anywho, I wanted to do something fun, so I’m just picking random pins I’ve enjoyed recently. And, if any of you guys are on Pinterest, come find me here.
Sooo pretty. I wish my hair was that long….
Second grade boys know what’s up.
Because MATTORY LIVES. Some of you will get that. And because of Mallory’s hair. Such a gem.
Who’s with me?
I have no idea what movie or show this is from. All I know is that I’M USING THAT LINE.
ME. Though I tend to try to do ballet instead…
And, that’s all folks! What are your favorite classic films?