January 17, 2013 · 3:21 am
Re-Watchterpiece Theater is a series that explores the organic way that attitudes about films change after you watch them a second time, a third time, or more, further down the line than the original viewing.
I’ve given that definition about Re-Watchterpiece Theater every single time I’ve written about re-watching a film. 99% of the time, the idea has held true. Give yourself enough time between viewings, and you’re bound to experience some sort of organic, inherent shift in your understanding and opinion of it, even if subtle. That all changed the other day. Allow me to explain. Continue reading →
February 8, 2012 · 4:21 am
Clocks are an excellent moviemaking device. They’re an easy way to establish time frames for viewers. And more importantly, they’re ripe with symbolism–a character’s time is running out, time has run out, how much time is left, and the like. They can also be a wonderful symbol of precision–”like clockwork”, so to speak. Here are the eight best movie clocks: Continue reading →
February 10, 2011 · 1:57 pm
Thanks to the fine folks at Movie Brain Rot, I found out that today is Lon Chaney Jr.’s birthday. As you’ve probably gathered from the billions of times I’ve mentioned it, I am a huge fan of The Wolf Man. And The Wolf Man wouldn’t be The Wolf Man without Lon Chaney, Jr. and his hang-dog expression. So here’s to you, Lon Chaney, Jr. Happy birthday, sir. Here are my three favorite non-wolf roles for Mr. Chaney since I’ve already poured my heart out about his best role. Continue reading →
November 16, 2010 · 1:20 pm
I passed a milestone recently here at TDYLF. Thanks to the help of the editors over at IMDB, I passed the 100,000 Hits milestone on Sunday (with a whopping 80,000+ of those hits coming just since September 30th). To celebrate, I’m beginning a brand new series called “100 Things I Love About the Movies”. To be sure, there a LOT more than 100 things that I love about the movies. As such, this has the potential to become a series- 100 Things I Love About Horror Movies, 100 Things I Love About Foreign Movies, and on and on. I present to you the first edition of “100 Things I Love About the Movies”.
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