The Power of Silence

 Photo Credit: Le Silence, Odilon Redon, pastel, 1900, The Museum of Modern Art, New York: BetacommandBot/Wikimedia Commons/PD Art (Yorck Project)   “‘I want to write a novel about Silence,’ he said; ‘the things people don’t say.’“ (Woolf, The Voyage Out, p. 245) Cynthia Cruz’s “The Vanishing Act” talks about silences. One of my obsessions as … Continue reading The Power of Silence

Edited to Shreds: Agnes Moorehead’s Aborted Performance in The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

***This post is part of the Agnes Moorehead Blogathon, hosted by the In The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood blog.*** ***Spoilers.*** “Fanny… (though not an Amberson) may be the main character of The Magnificent Ambersons…” (Emerson, par. 51) As many of my blog followers know, I am a huge classic film fan. Huge. And whenever an … Continue reading Edited to Shreds: Agnes Moorehead’s Aborted Performance in The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)