Happy Friday Movie Mavens! Let’s see what the interwebs brought us this week:
The big news this week was another Hollywood icon passed. He was one of the first to distinguish himself on the stage, illustrating the use of “Method” style acting. Eli Wallach.
And since Broadway was his home, tonight the lights will dim in his honor.
In the “Films on the Horizon” department, Brad Pitt is yet again on the hunt for Nazis.
And speaking of Nazis, check out this SHOCKING picture of Clara Bow. Don’t worry – it’s not what it seems.
The Yellow Brick Mess: Check out the Legend of Oz‘s Epic Fail.
The folks over at Distractify have organized 50 photos of why the past was cooler than cool. (And for those of you who need the enclosed GoT reference to understand who Diana Rigg is, then turn in your Cinephile card!)
Tony Zhou, a wonderful video essayist, does it again, focusing on Scorsese’s brilliant use of silence.
2014 marks the 100 Year Anniversary of Chaplin’s film debut. AV Club assembles a strong argument for why he still matters.
And over in Bologna, Italy, they know how to celebrate “Charlot” right!
The Hollywood Reporter Studio heads, Oscar Winners and TV Folks (you know, all the people who “matter”) “decided” what the 100 Best Films Ever Made were, and their response was…um…predictable? (Avatar? Really?!)
Meg! Wake up! Tom Hanks is here to the rescue…again!
June 26th was the birthday of someone we hold in the highest esteem here at The Retro Set, Mr. Dave Grusin. Here’s the theme to Three Days of the Condor, one of our fave films!
Ministry of Silly “Walks” into its own app game. You know you want it!
And speaking of Python, the remaining cast is in rehearsals for their return to the stage for a series of live performances. You can sneak a peek on their YouTube channel.
File Under “It’s About Freakin’ Time!” Raymond Chandler to get a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Editor Jill Blake has already planned out her usual “sprawled on the sidewalk” selfie.
And finally, summer’s here – so shouldn’t’ we all be following this bear’s example?