Daily Diversion #336: Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

There’s nothing quite like watching a silent film in an ornate, old picture-palace, with accompaniment by the world’s best organist playing on the theatre’s original instrument. 

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“Sunrise”

You won’t find better silent film audiences anywhere.

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The CAPA Summer Movie Series is the longest-running classic film series in the United States and, as far as the powers-that-be know, the world.

We’re blessed to have such an incredible, on-going cultural experience here.

#ReelInfatuation Blogathon: Day 2

Some more fantastic choices! My posts about Dean Jagger are included in this round-up.

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What an exciting day here at the Reel Infaturation Blogathon! We have some terrific entries for your enjoyment – guaranteed.

Want to join the fun? Just leave a message in the Comments below, and/or click HERE for the original announcement.

If you’re on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or other social media, be sure to use the #ReelInfatuation hashtag.

Bloggers: If we missed your post this evening, never fear! We’ll include you in tomorrow night’s recap.

Here are today’s fab entries!

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Scare Me on Fridays reveals the Data (Brent Spiner) we never knew on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-94).

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Font and Frock counts the ways General Thomas Waverly (Dean Jagger) is crush-worthy in White Christmas (1954): Waverly the Dream Man, Waverly the Businessman and Waverly the Stylish Man.

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The Flapper Dame discovers three of the most desirable screen detectives: Nick Charles, Mark McPherson and Jack Robinson.

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#ReelInfatuation Blogathon: Links to My Posts About Dean Jagger in White Christmas

#ReelInfatuation Blogathon: Day 1

What a fantastic first day!

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Whee! We’re off to a fabulous start here at the Reel Infatuation Blogathon.

This blogathon is the brainchild of Font and Frock. Click HERE to read her Reel Infatuation Origin Story. (Click HERE for the original announcement.)

Bloggers: If we missed your post this evening, never fear! We’ll include you in tomorrow night’s recap.

Want to join the fun? Come on over! Just leave a message in the Comments below.

If you’re on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or other social media, be sure to use the #ReelInfatuation hashtag.

In the meantime, enjoy today’s entries!

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CineMaven “jumps the gender fence” with Jennifer Jones’ performance in Love Letters (1945).

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Thoughts All Sorts gushes over Christian Slater in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) and Mobsters (1991).

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Blogferatu argues Carolyn Jones is the best Morticia Addams ever in The Addams Family (1964-66).

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Meredy.com gets cookin’ with Joe Devereaux (Robert Wagner)…

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The Reel Infatuation Blogathon: An Origin Story

The Reel Infatuation Blogathon is finally here! My actual entry won’t be posted for a day or two, but this piece delves into how the blogathon came into existence.

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I’m kind of obsessed with Christmas films. For many people, Thanksgiving marks the start of the decorating or shopping season. I, on the other hand, take it as the sign to begin watching as many holiday flicks as possible. I’d do it around the clock if I could. My husband thinks this is really strange, but he leaves me to it with nary a head shake. He’s a good man.

Sometime in mid-December of last year, after watching both White Christmas (1954) and Miracle on 34th Street (1947) a few too many times, I had a mild personal epiphany.

I realized that my two biggest film character crushes are on these guys:

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I’ve been crushing on this holiday duo since my teen years, thus my insight was embarrassingly belated. Once I had this figured out, it was an…

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Dah-lings! Reel Infatuation Blogathon Coming Soon

It’s almost here! Please join us.

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Whee! The Reel Infatuation blogathon will be here in a couple of weeks!

This is a blogathon where we dish about our secret (or not-so-secret) film or book character crushes – past or present. Click HERE for the original announcement and list of participants.

If you, like us, have trouble picking one fictional character, you can choose two or three!

We’d love to hear your choice in the comments below.

See you June 13-17!

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[The Great Villain Blogathon 2016] Dean Jagger in “Escape by Night”

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I’m really excited about The Great Villain Blogathon 2016. The first two iterations were loads of fun, with dozens of bloggers sharing their ideas of what, exactly, makes for a standout movie villain. In…

So I Wrote This Thing About Dorothy Lamour, Sexism, and Ageism! It’s Funny, Though, I Promise!

Here’s my contribution to the Dorothy Lamour Blogathon, which I hosted along with Ruth of Silver Screenings!

Enjoy (I hope!).

[Dorothy Lamour Blogathon] Welcome to the Old Stars’ Retirement Home: Murder, She Wrote Edition

“Dot, Dot! What a Girl I’ve Got!”*: The “Dot” (Dorothy Lamour) Blogathon is Next Month!

It’s not too late to sign up for the 1st Annual “Dot” Blogathon.

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Dorothy Lamour Blogathon

*Yes, that is an obscure reference to an episode of The Golden Girls.