Paula

Paula

Brazilian, greatly fond of classic movies, specially silent ones. I highly appreciate watching and reading about the silent era as much as possible.

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Paula

Remakes are actually everywhere. It seems studio executives want to ensure they will make a big profit, as so much money is invested in films and end up thinking that an idea known by many people will be sold by itself and be enough encouragement for people going to the cinema to watch a specific film.
It is funny that I come from a country where soap operas are huge, it is our Hollywood, and the remakes of soap operas are everywhere on our TV channels. Sometimes TV producers change the titles, adapt the plot a little, but it is still a remake.
I know it must be a hard task to come up with something new so often, but the chemistry that makes a film succeed involves many factors, such as good and charismatic actors, director and even the mood of a specific target group in a given time.
Let’s see how long the remakes trend will last.

Carrie Remake: A Sign of an Approaching Trend
Paula

Lilian Gish is a feast for the eyes. Her acting, her personality in and off screen are wonderful. A great posture! I am happy this adorable woman lived nearly 100 years in a very peaceful and nice way. She rocks!
By the way, I love Mae West. It’s so sad she is not as known as she deserved nowadays. Weren’t for the code her career would surely be long-lasting. West and Betty Boop were among the main victims of it and we´ve lost the chance to see two very talented artists in action.

Precode 101: What is it and Why Should You Watch it?
Paula

Very nice article with a good explanation of film’s plot. I would love to see the film to check if my opinion will match yours. Another film in my endless list of films to be seen. We look forward for the next article. Good job!

Russian Ark Review: Ambition Breeds Boredom
Paula

Thank you, Thomas! I love this subject, Silent films are so underrated. And they have such big importance in popular culture throughout the decades. Since most silents are lost it’s important we see and analyze the few ones that we´ve had nowadays.

Some noticeable trends of films made in the first years of the XX century
Paula

Thank you so much. More will come soon.

Some noticeable trends of films made in the first years of the XX century
Paula

Thanks, Christiano. It´s nice to know this article helped you getting a better understanding about the silents. They may seem a little difficult at first, but they are a great testimony of how people lived many years ago, without mentioning they got to shape cinema and popular culture as we know nowadays.

Some noticeable trends of films made in the first years of the XX century
Paula

Thanks, Amanda! I love seeing and reading on the silent era. There are so many cultural references of this time that are still present in our lives nowadays. Silents are much more alive than one might expect.

Some noticeable trends of films made in the first years of the XX century
Paula

This is a very interesting topic. I love pre codes too, even though I don’t know much about them. In many cases I feel people like to see realistic portraits in films, so they can identify with the characters. Immaculate and heroic characters might be very interesting to see and give us good examples, but they simply aren’t us. We would love to be like cinema heroes, but we know very well we aren’t. Moreover, pre code films are a valuable tool to understand the effects of Hays Code. If those effects are good or bad, it is all about personal taste, but it can’t be denied this code resulted in many changes in film making. Some people may think the pre codes are all about American culture, which is true, but it also has much to do with standards of films that exist until nowadays. So, seeing things under this perspective enable me to say that pre codes are even beyond specific countries and cultures.
Awesome article. I look forward to read more. Congratulations!

Precode 101: What is it and Why Should You Watch it?