I’ve been a fan of silent cinema since I was young child and I’ve been a film collector since my teens. I decided one day to start writing reviews of some of the stuff I’ve seen and here we are. Full disclosure – most of the films reviewed here I’ve had a hand in releasing on video through Harpodeon, but I try to remain entirely candid with my assessments of them. If anything, my uncommon familiarity with them probably makes me a little over critical.
You might also like my other blog, Random Book Synopses, where I post more or less brief summaries of the books I read. I sometimes dip into review, but it’s generally just a title and synopsis. The blog mostly exists for my own use, as I’m terrible with connecting plots to titles and it serves as a sort of diary to keep them straight.
This blog’s title is a reference to Those Awful Hats (Biograph, 1909). Originally, I was going to call it “Musings of the Modern Photoplay Philosopher”, which is a play on the name of a column in Motion Picture Story Magazine from early in its run (1911 to 1914, I think), but then I thought that was probably too obscure.