Monday, November 24, 2008

Great Things About Old Movies

The Siren selects ten wonderful things about movies from the 20's, 30's and 40's that you just don't see anymore. The comments list about a zillion more, including:

  • Women undressing behind screens
  • Ocean liners
  • Characters named Vane, Vail, Vance
  • Marcel waves
  • "Ecstatic amorality without comeuppance ('Jewel Robbery')"
  • Older character actors
  • Actors with voices
  • Dry wit

(via James Wolcott)

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