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!

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  1. This is one unique site that devoted to classic movies to poetry, photographs, and anecdotes about the film. My father was very fond of classic film and he has several collections of classic movies on the shelf. Usually, he's watching movies like this every weekend at home using a projector.