Friday, May 28, 2010

Blog of the Week: Silent Stanzas

Silent Stanzas is a unique classic movie blog devoted to poetry, photographs, and anecdotes about silent film. Here's a reprint from Avalon76's poem about Douglas Fairbanks:

His Majesty, the American

Oh Douglas Fairbanks! Has there ever been
A name which conjures up such suave finesse?
You were like nothing else they'd ever seen,
Your wit and humor bright and effortless;
Add in your strength and athlete's nimble air
And there was born a modern Musketeer -
So likeable that even an affair
With Mary made the audiences cheer.
As Robin Hood, or Baghdad's swarthy Thief
You made a genre single-handedly,
The "costume picture" to this day is strong -
Just one part of your lasting legacy.
Through ninety years, the public you've delighted...
It wasn't only artists you united!

Silent Stanzas can be found at:

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Blog of the Week: Purviance, Chaplin, cinema e solidão

The CMBA's only foreign language blog is administered by Carla Marino, a self-professed compulsive reader, film buff and writer. Carla's blog is a mixture of classic movie reviews (Gene Kelly's Invitation to the Dance), recent celebrity news (Kate Jackson's financial woes), and interesting lists (the best ten films of Charlie Chaplin).

Purviance, Chaplin, cinema e solidão can be found at:

Click on the links below to view some of the recent reviews at Purviance, Chaplin, cinema e solidão:

Saturday, May 1, 2010

If I have a Classic Movie Blog, why should I join CMBA?

Here are three good reasons for becoming a member of CMBA:

1. Unlike general online blogging communities, CMBA members are devoted specifically to celebrating classic movies. CMBA provides a unique forum for its members to exchange blogging ideas, promote each other's blogs, and provide quality assurance by monitoring each other's blogs and providing confidential feedback.

2. CMBA can increase the number of readers for your blog. CMBA members are encouraged to comment on--and link to--each other's blogs, thereby creating a network of classic movie blogs that will generate greater online traffic.

3. CMBA recognizes excellence in classic movie blogging via an awards program administered by and for its members.

There is no cost to joining CMBA. There are requirements to place a CMBA link on your blog site. CMBA will never be monetized nor accept advertising in any form. It is a nonprofit organization and will stay one. Current members must vote on the acceptance of new members. If you have a classic movie blog and are interested in applying for CMBA membership, send an e-mail to: