Sunday, May 06, 2007

Chelsea Handler

Thanks to child number one, I am now a huge honkin' fan of this woman. Enjoy!


Blogger X. Dell said...

Came over via Rinda Elliot's page. The Chelsea Handler vids are pretty funny, but not spectacurly so.

I guess I don't get a hug.

Regarding Nosferatu there are a couple of more things in it (and other silent films) that could account for scenes that seem overly long. First of all, our sense of time in the 21st Century is greatly compressed. We're a generation used to popping frozen foods into the microwave, and overcooking them all within a matter of minutes. Especially with a medium as new as film was in 1922, I think the audiences would have been more patient.

Liz and Stuart Ewen bring up another interesting point about silents in their book City Lights, which offers a wonderful cultural history about film. Silents were, according to them, interactive media. There was no dialogue, and oftentimes people might miss everything going on with a scene. A lengthy scene could have been furtile ground for open speculation.

May 06, 2007 7:53 PM  
Blogger Ann Wesley Hardin said...

Hey, comedy is subjective. I love her facial expressions and find her humor subtle and fresh. But I agree it's not uproarious.

Thanks for the notes on silent film. I had no idea they were interactive. Very interesting and something people would get walloped for in today's movie theatres *gg*.

May 06, 2007 8:17 PM  

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