Archive for September 10, 2014

A Pictorial History of the Movies: 1935 – The Little Colonel

Now, I had some doubts about actually going through with this, since this is also the year of Becky Sharp, the first full, three-strip Technicolor feature, but since I already talked about color with Toll of the Sea, I felt better about sticking with this.

Becky Sharp is important for talking about color, and important for cinema because of that, but this film is also just as important, because of how it speaks to a larger trend and a general sense of what was going on in Hollywood at this time. And since, like I said, I already talked about Technicolor, I wanted to talk about something different.

I actually originally had another film penciled in for 1935, but I’ll explain that when I get to 1936. But even so, I ended on this, and felt it was eventually the right choice, given what the list has become and what my original plans were for it. And now I feel a lot better about it, now that we’re here.

And I have an intro for this article because of it. So there’s that. (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “Now that I’m a colonel, can’t I play with the boys anymore?” “Why, of course you can.” “Well, you don’t! Do colonels have to go to bed at 7:00?” “Why, no, sometimes colonels stay up as late as 8:00.” “I wish you’d tell my mother that.” “I will.”

The Little Colonel