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R.I.P Val Doonican (1927-2015)

Yet another legend has departed this world for the great musical stage in the sky. Val Doonican passed away today. Val Doonican was a much music star and TV personality. R.I.P Val Doonican.


Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans #MovieReview

Film 212 in the “1001 Films to See Before You Die” challenge is 1927’s “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans”. This F.W. Murnau romantic drama is based on Herman Sudermann’s short story entitled  “A Trip to Tilsit” and is about a bored farmer who is convinced to kill his wife and child after falling in love with another woman. 919 more words


June 23rd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1927, two men were rushed to the Seaside Hospital in Long Beach. Robert I. Gilchrist, 54, of Sunset Beach and David Carlson, 37, of Seal Beach were struck by a car as they crossed the highway. 55 more words

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Is the Soundtrack to Rinato's Metropolis a Masterpiece?

The Metropolis’ film legend is 88 years old. But its literary legacy is much older.

The Tower of Babel is the primary example of what the Metropolis legend is. 1,843 more words

Cultural Asides

Film review: The Unknown (1927)

Director: Tod Browning. Writers: Tod Browning, Waldemar Young. Starring: Lon Chaney, Joan Crawford, Norman Kerry, John George, Nick de Ruiz, Frank Lanning.

This review contains spoilers. 1,023 more words


The challenges of using video in live theatre

Originally written for The Stage.

Paul Barritt, animator and co-artistic director of theatre company 1927, is frank about the challenges of using projection onstage. “Ask anyone who’s worked with video in theatre and they will say that it is a nightmare,” he says. 1,159 more words