We love firecrackers here at One Bird Mocking. Partly because our CEO has a touch of pyromania, but also because they’re a metaphor for our own upcoming fundraising campaign. A lit fuse…the tingling anticipation…and either a satisfying explosion or a thudding disappointment. Fingers crossed for the former.
Wishing all our followers a happy and safe 4th of July!
Happy Birthday to Alice Guy-Blaché, who was born 141 years ago today! Alice was the first female filmmaker, directing, writing, and producing over 700 movies for the famed Gaumont Film Company. She was a pioneer in the art of narrative filmmaking, an innovator in both early sound recording and special effects, and the first woman to co-own and manage a movie studio.
Alice, the film industry has largely forgotten you. But we want you to know that we’ve got your back…and you will appear in THE THREAT OF SEX, our upcoming app celebrating amazing women.
Bridget Bishop, the first person executed during the Salem Witch Trials, was hanged 322 years ago today for “certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft & Sorceries.”
Bridget was an easy target when the witch hysteria began, because this thrice-married woman dressed flamboyantly, operated two taverns, fought publicly with her husbands, and played forbidden games such as shuffleboard. In other words, Bridget didn’t much care what straitlaced Puritan society thought of her.
One Bird Mocking celebrates kickass women through our upcoming film and mobile app, both titled The Threat of Sex. We salute you, Bridget Bishop, and we’re sorry they killed you for being different.
This intriguing poster by artist Peter Stults imagines Christopher Nolan’s Inception as a film from Hollywood’s Golden Age.
What modern-day movies would *you* like to remake with classic Hollywood stars and directors? Hayley Mills in Mean Girls? Humphrey Bogart in Jaws? James Cagney and Myrna Loy in When Harry Met Sally? Please post your ideas in the comments!