The Head (1959) tells the story of a scientist who accomplishes a great feat: he creates a serum that can keep a dog’s head alive – with full brain function- even after its body is dead. But the scientist suffers a heart attack before he can make the best of his discovery or keep experimenting. His assistant, who had expressed an interest in testing the … Continue reading MILL CREEK MUSINGS: The Head (1959)

Schatten – Eine nächtliche Halluzination (1923)

Netflix is not the first place to look for a wide selection of silent films, but they do have a few available for streaming, one being 1923’s Schatten, known in English as Warning Shadows – A Nocturnal Hallucination. An opening title explains that the version available on Netflix (licensed by Transit Film – I believe this may be the same edition that is on DVD … Continue reading Schatten – Eine nächtliche Halluzination (1923)

I Don’t Want to Be a Man (1918)

Ossi (Ossi Oswalda) is a girl living under strict, hypocritical judgement from her guardians. She smokes, and they say that the don’t understand how a woman can smoke… but then proceed to smoke and enjoy it, themselves. She drinks, and they chastise her for being indecent… only to enjoy alcohol themselves, just as much as the cigarettes. Tired of living under the strict rules and … Continue reading I Don’t Want to Be a Man (1918)