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Friday, January 22, 2021

Thriller/Drama "SILENCE & DARKNESS" Now Available On VOD + Digital -- Watch Trailer HERE!

 


SILENCE & DARKNESS

Available NOW on VOD + Digital

Written & directed by: Barak Barkan

Starring: Mina Walker, Joan Glackin, and Jordan Lage



After the death of their mother, blind and deaf sisters Anna and Beth live happily in a secluded small town with Father. 

However, when a neighbor stops by, Anna and Beth begin to question Father’s medical diagnoses and start to realize his intentions are more sinister than they could have imagined. 


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Shot in the haunting ephemeral landscapes of Vermont, and at times disturbing, SILENCE & DARKNESS carefully crafts a harrowing, and eerie portrait of two sisters forced to use every skill they have to uncover the truth about their family. 

Writer/director Barak Barkan’s feature debut takes the audience to an elliptical presence in Anna and Beth’s world, guiding our imaginations to follow them into peculiar, secret places.

“I sought to create tension between the viewer and the film, both through Anna and Beth’s interactions and Father’s backstory,” says writer/director Barak Barkan. “My goal is that while viewing the film, the audience will inhabit a constant state of curious unease—desperate to find out what led to the circumstances of this family’s life and what is going to happen next—while simultaneously fearful of the answer.”

 


SILENCE & DARKNESS is now available on VOD/Digital in the U.S. and Canada on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, as well as Direct TV, Dish Network, Vubiquity, and Deluxe Canada.

RT: 78min | Not Yet Rated

Genre: Thriller/drama | U.S.

SILENCE & DARKNESS is written and directed by Barak Barkan. Produced by Barkan, and Pablo Burn. Cinematography by Omar Nasr, edited by Colton Fordyce, and music by Bob Dylan. 




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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Q: Where Did The "STAR WARS" Slanted Titles Concept Come From? A: Serials... (video)

 


Just as "Star Wars" was inspired by the "Flash Gordon" serials of the 30s and 40s...

...so was its distinctive slanted-font opening plot synopsis.

Several of the classic serials pioneered the use of this device.

Here are some of them...

Flash Gordon Conquers The Universe (1940)
Buck Rogers (1939)
The Green Hornet (1940)
The Phantom Creeps (1939)


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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Great 3 Stooges Running Gag: "It's An Octopus!" (video)

 


The Stooges sometimes encounter something they can't explain...

...usually when it seems to be attacking them...

...and they often assume this strange, unknown foe must be an octopus!

(threestooges.net)

SITTER DOWNERS, THE (1937)
WE WANT OUR MUMMY (1939)
SPOOK LOUDER (1943)
BRIDELESS GROOM (1947)
WHAM-BAM-SLAM! (1955)

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Great 3 Stooges Running Gag: "Uncooperative Objects" (video)

 


A Stooge has a battle with an uncooperative object.


As if the Stooges didn't have enough trouble with animate objects...

...they were likewise frustrated, put upon, and outwitted...

...by just about every inanimate object they encountered!

(threestooges.net)

THREE MISSING LINKS (1938)
OILY TO BED, OILY TO RISE (1939)
LOCO BOY MAKES GOOD (1942)
A BIRD IN THE HEAD (1946)
SING A SONG OF SIX PANTS (1947)
HOKUS POKUS (1949)
GENTS IN A JAM (1952)

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Great 3 Stooges Running Gag: "You Wanna Make A Fool Outta The Doctor?" (video)

 


When a Stooge falls down unconscious...

...a doctor comes up, puts his head to the Stooge's chest, and concludes that the Stooge is dead.

That Stooge then immediately "comes back to life"...

...followed by Moe yelling to him "Lay down! You wanna make a fool outta the doctor?!"

(threestooges.net)

SOUP TO NUTS (1930)
FRIGHT NIGHT (1947)

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