Metropolis (1927) – Vintage Movie Wallpaper of the Day

[ View Image (1024×800) ] Vintage Movie Wallpaper of the DayWednesday, July 30, 2008 Two days in a row with archival images from films from 1927! Today we have this classic from Fritz Lang and count me in as being one of the incredibly excited to see the original version of the film (whenever that…

The General (1927) – Vintage Movie Wallpaper of the Day

[ View Image (1024×771) ] Vintage Movie Wallpaper of the DayTuesday, July 29, 2008 Launching today are two new features. This image from the Buster Keaton classic, The General kicks this off! Vintage Movie Wallpaper of the Day Each day I will be posting vintage movie images from the cinema past. Images will cover cinema…

Greed (1924) – Movie Wallpaper

[ View Image (1024×734) ] Like most of the films von Stroheim made during his directorial career, which scarcely lasted a decade, “Greed” is a triumph of ultra-realism. Philosophically, it is witheringly wise in its view of humanity’s capacity for folly; thematically, it represents a still-relevant cautionary tale about the fragility of the American dream….

The Law of the Range (1928) – Movie Wallpaper

[ View Image (1024×815) ] Rex Lease and Joan Crawford in the 1928 western, The Law of the Range. This is a very rare image and at a glance it might not be easy to recognize this is Joan Crawford in the image. Image Source: Official rare still that was used in the original release…

Safety Last! (1923) – Movie Wallpaper

[ View Image (1024×817) ] It gets no rarer than this – an unbelievable rare image of Harold Lloyd (and notice the person below him) from the famous clock scene in Safety Last! This rare official still dates back to the 1920’s and parts of it have been torn over time. I’m presenting this image…

The General (1927) – Movie Wallpaper

[ View Image (1024×693) ][ View Image (1280×866) ] In honor of the closing of the original Alamo Drafthouse Downtown and in looking ahead to the grand opening of the Ritz (construction images on FLICKR; vintage Ritz pics on FLICKR), I proudly offer up this classic image from the Buster Keaton film, “The General.” As…

Dynamite (1929) – Movie Wallpaper

[ View Image (1024×776) ][ View Image (1280×970) ] Rat A Tat Tat guess whose back? Cinema still evokes in us our dreams, hopes and escape from our daily lives. At this moment in time the best cinema isn’t happening in Hollywood, it’s happening in Denmark, Germany and various countries around the world. To those…