Of the Day – 11.17.10

Read of the Day:

  • Seven deadly sins that the seventh movie in other series have committed and Deathly Hallows hopes to avoid. [The Guardian]

News of the Day:

  • 2,000 theatres have reportedly sold out of midnight showings for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1. [Rope of Silicon]

Review of the Day:

  • In honor of yesterday’s release of Modern Times on Criterion DVD and Blu-Ray here is a piece about the audacity of making a (mostly) silent film in 1936. [Criterion Current]

Oscar News of the Day:

  • The U.S. poster for Made in Dagenham implies that it might be attempting to be an Awards contender. [In Contention]

Free Movie of the Day:

  • One of the greatest silent movies of all-time is on TCM tonight, Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid at 8pm ET/7pm CT. [TCM]

Movie Quote of the Day:

  • “One day I came down to my office, and there was a bowl with only a few inches of clear water in it. And there was a flower petal floating on the water. Before my eyes it started to sink, and just before it hit the bottom, it transformed into a wee fish. It was a beautiful piece of magic, wondrous to behold. The flower petal was from a lily.” — Name the movie?
    Yesterday’s Answer: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

Picture of the Day:

  • John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe in The Raven, one of the many upcoming Poe-related films. [Film Drunk]

Video of the Day:

  • The College Humor videos continue to get more impressive with this latest one that suggests what The Social Network might look like with different directors. [/Film]

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