Category: Cinematic Century

1936 – Modern Times

  Well, well, well, look what we have here. Despite the fact that by 1936 the talkies had entirely supplanted the silents as the dominant form of cinema, good old Charlie Chaplin was still hanging on. Chaplin was convinced that the talkies were a fad, and remained obstinate […]

1934 – The Thin Man

We’re going to be talking about something very near and dear to my heart this week on Cinematic Century, folks. So far during this project I’ve talked about comedies, dramas, horror stories, and most genres in between. But there’s one genre that holds a special place in my […]

1933 – King Kong

  After last week’s delightful Freaks, a movie that seems to have been marketed and designed to be a story about monsters but actually ends up being a tale of a tight-knit group of friends dealing with hate-filled villains, how about we follow things up with a movie about another […]

1932 – Freaks

  After last week’s brief sojourn back into the world of the silent comedies it’s time to get things back onto the inevitable march of progress and talk about another talkie. And what a talkie it is! Last week I maybe made a somewhat dubious claim by saying […]

1931 – City Lights

  Well, well, well, look what we have here. Even after last week’s first foray into the brave new world of the talkies we’re jumping back into the silents for yet another film from the oeuvre of good old Charlie Chaplin. Even though the talkies were becoming a […]