Sorry about the title. I’m in a weird mood, apparently.
Anyway, I’m posting this in honor of the new Stephen King adaptation that just floated into theaters. (And seriously, marketing people: Stop trying to make “float” happen.)
Not everyone is going to make it out to the cinema to watch a clown yank children through storm drains. That’s okay. Child murder isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. If you’re not interested in this year’s IT, why not check out a previous movie called IT. This one is from 1927, and I can tell you right now, it has a lot less child murder in it.
IT is an early rom-com starring Clara Bow, an actress forever remembered as “the IT Girl.” Bow (and IT) is about as adorable as possible. Bow is like Zooey Deschanel from a hundred years ago, and this movie (which was almost lost forever until a print was discovered in the 60s), is Bow at her best.Over at Silent Movie Archives, I’ve compiled a (slightly tongue-in-cheek) list of all the differences between Killer-Clown ITand Shopgirl-in-Love IT.
Check IT out.