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Film writing, film history, film love. Bylines @FilmComment @SightSoundMag @Criterion + others. Novel: MISSING REELS. Blogging as Self-Styled Siren since 2005.

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Tippi Hedren also sponsored Vietnamese actress Kieu Chinh, best known for THE JOY LUCK CLUB, and later her children… https://t.co/83VYCzeN4j
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @MarkHarrisNYC @bscritic The church across from us, #StPeters, held a socially distanced memorial for those lost fr… https://t.co/zCnDnClOlx
Retweeted by Farran NehmeHarry Brant Is Dead at 25 https://t.co/SmTrvUqNvs
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1/20
2021
. @LauraBenanti in her fab final performance as Melania Antoinette, plus a great bonus: performers from shuttered B… https://t.co/jk3exXscbV
Retweeted by Farran NehmeWhenever Trump visits his Turnberry resort, he flies in via Glasgow Prestwick, an airport he's had numerous busines… https://t.co/LNWbK6YLq6
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @selfstyledsiren https://t.co/AhhpvJOtuS
Retweeted by Farran NehmeWhere is the crown? Who took it from my pillow?
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @MissCarley I'm so sorry (and P.O.'d), Carley. Best get-well wishes to your sister. @selfstyledsiren Honoring his agreement with Ernie Pyle, producer Lester Cowan first rolled out THE STORY OF G.I. J… https://t.co/090JRDM4zk
Retweeted by Farran NehmeI love The Story of G.I. Joe! Career highlight for director William Wellman and helped make Robert Mitchum a star. https://t.co/KRsuVoOfp8Is it hitting anyone else that starting Thursday we’re gonna have to be productive again
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @janogram Oh Jan, I'm so sorry. My condolences. @maxthegirl "Engagement." 🤷‍♀️ @JScottMcGee @reginabob @pattonoswalt They do know, I can attest from personal experience. And may I politely sugge… https://t.co/wlXtMhXfHG“People always say, ‘But you always look so happy.’ Well that’s Botox!" Happy Birthday to the iconic Dolly Parton 💖 https://t.co/ItNqrRBQbB
Retweeted by Farran NehmeHere to remind everyone that "The President's Daughter," written by Nan Britton in part to get financial support fo… https://t.co/Qn5hT2Oby1
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @lyman_brian I know it via Dorothy Parker's review, which is priceless (and AFAIK not online, alas). @HFesq @GayGeekSF @JScottMcGee It's how TCM programming works: one theme for the day, another for prime time, usual… https://t.co/fsjWEDESFp"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." That could have been a Beatles lyric. John or George migh… https://t.co/txHJgh2Ynl
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @tomwatson @edroso @JScottMcGee There's time. She's already a GIF queen. https://t.co/YOAugH1Xs5On this day in 1943, Janis Joplin Was born in Port Arthur, Texas. https://t.co/ifBCaQZksU
Retweeted by Farran NehmeSecond the rec for a @TravSD follow. You will learn and enjoy https://t.co/9HmYLH83fk @PuckBuddys Me too.The TCM day schedule for tomorrow, January 20, 2021. Ain't it grand. (ht @JScottMcGee) https://t.co/Od259ECqCyOne more day! Just one more. We can do it. https://t.co/ABicIU1mTS @thecommonbreath It does look like a particularly beautiful book. The cover!Have gotten over my irritation at the lack of Scottish artists in this compendium, and started to read. It did cost… https://t.co/7xbzyKFNrr
Retweeted by Farran NehmeIngrid Bergman in the 1936 Swedish film, ON THE SUNNY SIDE (På Solsidan) #DailyIngrid https://t.co/llWCk2E2JO
Retweeted by Farran NehmeSTRANGERS ON A TRAIN – Alfred Hitchcock, 1951 #cinematography: Robert Burks #BookToFilm: Patricia Highsmith, 1950… https://t.co/F6qc2F58Dg
Retweeted by Farran NehmeErnő Nemecsek. 'A Pál-utcai fiúk / The Boys of Paul Street'. (Zoltán Fábri / 1969) Cinematography by György Illés. https://t.co/kimb8yKUHS
Retweeted by Farran Nehme#OTD Jan19,1955 The #Platters start a 3wk run #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" origi… https://t.co/CDKqSv5REu
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @LanceMannion Oof, this poem. "- The good not done, the love not given, time Torn off unused -"With the help of a poem by Philip Larkin, a painting by Sir George Clausen, and an aside from Harold Bloom, I turne… https://t.co/7m0nsJ6Y3s
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @railoftomorrow @ViolasMoustache https://t.co/vfrxJ1127mLove the bit in Du Maurier’s Rebecca where, in an old note, Rebecca refers to Manderlay as “Manders”
Retweeted by Farran NehmeTrump's final first term approval rating looks to be the lowest on record dating back since scientific polling bega… https://t.co/3NJtkoM5un
Retweeted by Farran NehmeWhen author Beverly Cleary was born, Woodrow Wilson was president and women couldn’t vote. At 104, she’ll see Josep… https://t.co/op6GVu48P9
Retweeted by Farran NehmeThis is on her. Melania stayed in NYC until the spring of Trump's 1st year in office. She could stay an extra day i… https://t.co/ouNgZ0dfAg
Retweeted by Farran NehmePerry Botkin Jr (1933-2021) was a friend and collaborator. He signed Dad to his first publishing deal in 1965 ($25… https://t.co/t98Y2GjOyn
Retweeted by Farran NehmeHappy birthday to the love of my movie life. https://t.co/wmnlYFzOaB
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @CharlesPPierce Serious question, do you think Stephen Miller wrote this? @LeavingFilmstrk I retain some things but my memory garbles them. Or it lies to me about whether or not I've even seen the film.
1/19
2021
Belafonte booked Dr. Martin Luther King Jr as a guest on NBC's TONIGHT Show. Harry was guest host. NBC execs feared… https://t.co/VwdrvzwvSf
Retweeted by Farran NehmeUS TV debut 1/18/76 at 9 pm on "The ABC Sunday Night Movie.'' Opened 12/22/72 at the classy 582-seat Loews Tower Ea… https://t.co/8VvfjIMYxb
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @JosephFinn Right?https://t.co/4VPEYIM03n https://t.co/cBKok4uzZjLaurel and Hardy performing on stage in a Hollywood Victory Caravan show in 1942 https://t.co/UiGMZfxAz4
Retweeted by Farran Nehme“This is not a political statement. This is a statement of unity,” @garthbrooks says of accepting Biden’s invitatio… https://t.co/ZqaiBi1NQI
Retweeted by Farran NehmeDuke Ellington and his Orchestra, in “Reveille with Beverly” (1943) https://t.co/FnQmArMxNW
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @BCDreyer Two evil laughs out of you by mid-afternoon. Keep it up! @labuzamovies If he wants it at effing Bedminster, I swear ...Our outgoing president wouldn't know who Hannah Arendt was if he stumbled upon her beating Ayn Rand to death with a shovel.
Retweeted by Farran NehmeHere's an image to brighten the day. https://t.co/4X4Xon0Ja1
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @denofcinema5 Also in Start the Revolution Without Me!Dinner with Kings. Miss you. #MLK #CorettaScottKing 🖤 https://t.co/cYKE29buJq
Retweeted by Farran Nehme"All we've got now are a lot of lowbrows like Johnson here." (I think of this line whenever I'm indirectly called… https://t.co/rpHczZHhOvBy the way, of the estimated 1,300 silent films made in India, only 29 are known to survive. What a tragic loss. https://t.co/hZxfFzd1zj
Retweeted by Farran Nehme“To my great sorrow, I’ve got to the age now where all my old minority opinions are ceasing to be minority.” —Orson… https://t.co/X5hNcgnuK3"That it is possible for Joe Biden and his team to release a plan this straightforward is the most damning indictme… https://t.co/xMFJAsy58c
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @mascuch @Criterion Thanks so much!Happy birthday to Cary Grant—a Capricorn King, as Mrs. Atwater in ROPE (1948) reminds us... https://t.co/pE3NlifsD6
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @JuliyaKits @Criterion Thank you so much! I agree, Grant is tops. Just seeing a photo of him brightens my day a lit… https://t.co/Pl0Q6RZE9NWhy the hell has this LP not been chronicled in Caro? https://t.co/oZYyUALukZ
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @selfstyledsiren @Criterion https://t.co/SF9sWDm0fT
Retweeted by Farran NehmeOn Inaugural Day 1945, for security reasons, FDR never left White House, was sworn in and gave his speech on South… https://t.co/ol8ChyGxd8
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @espiers I am, actually. 😎This company seems like a nice alternative to Trumpy Christian nationalist infomercial pillow, if anyone's looking… https://t.co/kKjYUp4LXW
Retweeted by Farran Nehme#Bales2021FilmChallenge @bales1181 Jan 18: School teacher in a movie BRIGHT ROAD, 1953 Dorothy Dandridge as a newl… https://t.co/x3S6tUMWdA
Retweeted by Farran Nehme"Hildy ribs Walter for wearing his hat inside, he lets doors slam practically in his ex-wife’s face, his restaurant… https://t.co/Pqjv6chh1L @christinalefou Really beautiful, Christina!Vast and spectacular interior of Loews 72nd Street, one of the last of true movie palaces opened in Manhattan, Febr… https://t.co/XvL9enkr6s
Retweeted by Farran NehmeInteresting 1954 shot of the old Loews 72nd Street. Is this Third Avenue crowd waiting for a glimpse of Bosley Crow… https://t.co/m0JOZNylcs
Retweeted by Farran NehmeThe Scorsese chat w/ @selfstyledsiren on @criterionchannl is delightful and inspiring. Show it to the young (or o… https://t.co/S3q6yFNRov
Retweeted by Farran NehmeI still get warm when I see this look. Happy 99 baby. You are a testament to living life on your own terms. Send… https://t.co/yahZgp5llU
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @TriggerLoop @LouLumenick That's me all right @LouLumenick Bless you Comrade, thanks so much. ❤️
1/18
2021
@CitizenScreen @LaurasMiscMovie Haha, I know, my OWN phone has done that to me too. Can you believe the nerve?The joyous, leggy anarchy of Jean Renoir's French Cancan (1955). https://t.co/XoiJCar1uM
Retweeted by Farran NehmeHere's the beautiful Betty White for your Sunday afternoon treat. The TV legend and national treasure is celebratin… https://t.co/fVYmQFaLUp
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @vrizov @Glenn__Kenny Let's see what he thinks of Robin Wood @Glenn__Kenny *dead*The college student I mentor weighs in on “Made Men” https://t.co/QPKzfxKAZS
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @NitrateDiva 💕A Tay Garnett birthday cupcake for the inspiring @selfstyledsiren. From HER MAN (1930), one of many wonderful films… https://t.co/5PNBggAe5H
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @JScottMcGee Ha! Yes!In Jean-Pierre Melville's UN FLIC (1972) there is a stray, dangling, plot-line involving a trans woman who is being… https://t.co/I3WuxzzRKC
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @missclassicfilm Yes, judging by the liquid levels it must have been. @DenTheHonjok Thank you! @missclassicfilm OMG OMG! Tweed and Miss Dior (I presume the exquisite original formulation). What is the one on th… https://t.co/6FNOKexslkEartha Kitt was #botd in 1927, so Screen Chic is looking at one of her earliest and most stylish onscreen roles: 19… https://t.co/ZjSSKyHNqG
Retweeted by Farran NehmeI'm glad Ronnie outlived him. Darlene, too.
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @howardrodman @tcurtisfox And Elsa Lanchester stealing everything but the paint off the walls as the nutty artist @biscuitkitten I'll be doing this dance after brunch. No, really. (Thank you, Jill!) @AmyAlex63 @thebasementtan Thank you! I am presently all dressed up with no place to go, which has happened before… https://t.co/UMh2Nz5MVnEartha Kitt b. #OTD Van Vechten photographs, 1952 https://t.co/GbTNoacgkT https://t.co/NHG3KWQJnQ
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @FilmIntuition Thank you so much, Jen! @FussyFilm Our brunch is in the cards! Thank you for the good wishes, and always for Joan. Can't have enough Joan photos in your life.American heiress Marjorie Merryweather Post loved all things #Parisian including dress. This is a dress that she pu… https://t.co/HP3s5CqIg7
Retweeted by Farran Nehme @thebasementtan Thank you, Sarah! @shelfrisch @Ickyneezer So glad Twitter has given me a chance to talk to you, Dr. Frisch. Thank you!
1/17
2021

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