1920s · aviation · silent film · Uncategorized

2017 Blind Spots: Wings (1927)

Two young men from a small town, both in love with the same girl, enlist in the army during WWI. The two train as fighter pilots, eventually gaining much recognition and fame for their exploits and skills. Yet the specter of death is ever looming. Wings, directed by William Wellman and the first film to…… Continue reading 2017 Blind Spots: Wings (1927)

1920s · 1930s · 1937 · animated films · animation · blogathon · CMHP blogathon · Disney · Uncategorized

The Early Years of Disney Magic (1923-1937)

Animation is not recognized as a serious art form very often. Oh sure, there are exceptions: Pixar, Disney, Ghibli, Laika, and the acclaimed R-rated Anomalisa. But the misconception persists that animation is kids stuff. Animated films are 90 minute diversions for kids with some clever jokes scattered throughout for the grown ups to chuckle over.…… Continue reading The Early Years of Disney Magic (1923-1937)