Apr 17, 2012

Guest Classic Links: Terry from A Shroud of Thoughts

At A Shroud of Thoughts, Terry writes about all sorts of things in pop culture, including classic movies. I’m especially fond of his posts about social media, which always manage to pin down just why a certain site is irking me at the moment. He is also amazingly good about writing deeply touching in memorium posts for recently departed entertainment figures. He puts them up so quickly that he sometimes beats the mainstream media. Only TCM does as well as him when it comes to remembering great film personalities, from the big stars to the supporting players. Thank you for agreeing to be a guest linker Terry!

Before anything else I wanted to thank KC for the chance to share these links with you. As to the links themselves, these are links I have found very interesting as a classic film buff and even useful in writing blog posts. I hope you will find them entertaining and useful as well!

The first link is to the official website of British Pathé. British Pathé produced newsreels from 1910 to 1970. Their website not only features the old newsreels, but a wide variety of other short films as well. British Pathé is then a treasure trove for classic film buffs. One can find everything from early comedy shorts (some dating to as early as 1910) to newsreels featuring such big name stars as Charlie Chaplin and Margaret Lockwood. British Pathé

 My next link is to the British Film Institute Screenonline. In many ways BFI Screenonline can be considered the British equivalent of the Turner Classic Movies database or IMDB, only in some ways better. As might be expected, BFI Screenonline lists thousands of films and television shows, each with its own article, credits for the producers, directors, and cast, and sometimes even stills and film clips. In addition, the BFI Screenonline also has entries for studios and production companies (such as The Rank Organisation or Thames Television) and even specific subjects (such as "The Gainsborough Melodramas" or "'60's Spies and Private Eyes"). It is definitely a site for any fan of British film and television. BFI Screenonline

My next link is to Silver Sirens: The Golden Age of British Cinema. Silver Sirens is primarily dedicated to the most popular British actresses of the Thirties and Forties, such as Margaret Lockwood and Patricia Roc, although there are also pages dedicated to actors Stewart Granger and Sid Field. Silver Sirens contains a number of film summaries, photographs, film clips, and even as a forum where people can discuss their love of British film. Silver Sirens also sells DVDs (I do have to warn my fellow Americans, the DVDs are Region 2) and other British film memorabilia, and has links to British film DVDs sold on Amazon UK. It is another site British film fans would love. Silver Sirens: The Golden Age of British Cinema

My next link is to one of my favourite blogs. Now I read many blogs and I would include them all if I could, but I mention this one because of its highly specialised nature. All Talking! All Singing! All Dancing! is dedicated to silent films and the early talkies. It is written by Jonas Nordin, whom I believe must be one of the world's foremost experts on the early talkies. If you are interested in silent films or pre-Code talkies, then I can guarantee you will enjoy All Talking! All Singing! All Dancing!


  1. Ooh, Silver Sirens looks especially appealing to someone with my specific British actress interests! Great links!

  2. Thanks for being my guest Terry. I can't wait to check out all these links. It looks like I'm going to need to set aside a good chunk of time for the British Pathé site!

  3. You're welcome, KC! And thanks for giving me the chance to post the links! :-)

  4. What a great site I love classic movies and searching on google I find so much information on my love for classic movies so pleased I found this site

  5. Thanks Edgar! I'm so glad you dropped by.