This remarkable Alice Guy Blaché film from 1912, Making an American Citizen, is a story in four parts. It shows an eastern European peasant and his wife becoming Americans. In each of the four parts,
An old favorite of mine for tonight, with an emphasis on old. This brilliantly creative 1909 film is a lot of fun. Hard out there for the smoker.
Friends, I present you perhaps the creepiest document in the entire history of film, the 1907 film The Dancing Pig. I have been known to show this students just to give them a taste of the time period
Since we published the westerns podcast earlier today, let’s close out the day with one of the films I discussed in it. This is the astounding 1916 western Hell’s Hinges with William S. Ha
I may have linked to this before, back in the days before I created Film Club, but since we started the day with Samuel Slater, I figured we’d end it with the wages of textile production. 1912
We started our day with women’s suffrage so let’s end it there too, with this 1912 anti-suffrage film, A Lively Affair. The messaging on this is horrible, basically saying that women are u
Pop Matters has an essay on Paul Reni’s incredible 1928 film The Man Who Laughs, one of the creepiest movies ever made. That reminds me to make it a film club post. If you haven’t seen it,
Why Husbands Flirt is a recently recovered 1918 film. It was part of the haul of undiscovered film found in New Zealand a few years back. I wouldn’t call this a great film, but it is an amusing