Ladri di Biciclette, another black and white classic, most people think. But why has this film been given the status of a classic?
The Night of the Hunter is the only film that director Charles Laughton has made. He did this for the production company Paul Gregory Productions, a relatively unknown company with only 2 productions to its name.
Nosferatu is a German silent horror film from 1922, divided into 5 acts. The first act starts with an extract from the diary of Johan Cavallius, a historian.
The poem Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard was written by Thomas Gray in 1750 and first published in 1751. It is thought to have been inspired by Gray’s thoughts following the death of poet Richard West.
Of Mice and Men is alternatively called a (short) novel and a novella. It’s a conscious experiment at writing something new: a play/novelette.
Tirez sur le Pianiste, literally translated as “shoot the pianist” is a film by François Truffaut, directed in 1960. The … More
When you read Hemingway’s short-story “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”, you will immediately notice the importance of light, especially in contrast with darkness; even the title indicates this.
Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by American poet Walt Whitman. It was first published in 1855, but he spent most of his life (re)writing and expanding it until his death in 1892.
Hell’s Hinges is a silent Western movie with William S. Hart in the lead role. The film is attributed to director Charles Swickard, though many doubt this fact.
Beowulf is the oldest of the great old poems written in English. Estimations trace its origins back to 10th century. … More
Andrew Marvell (1621 – 1678) was an English metaphysical poet, associated with John Donne and George Herbert and friend to … More
Walt Whitman is the quintessential American poet from the 19th century and “Song of Myself” is probably his most famous … More