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Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Jeanne Cooper, actress (1928-2013)

Abel Gance, director, producer, writer & director (1889-1981)
Billy Barty, actor (1924-2000)
Anthony Franciosa, actor (1928-2006)

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

End of the World

∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗ (3/10)

In a nutshell: This 1931 apocalypse film from French experimental mastermind of the silent era, Abel Gance, is a turkey of epic proportions. A heavy-handed religious moral tale from a director who fails to cope with the restrictions of sound films, and an all too obvious script that fails to surprise or engage the viewer. 2,206 more words


Time on Screen: The Wheel and Early Cinema

Time on Screen: The Wheel and Early Cinema

DANIEL HAYES • October 8th 2014

Our inherited portrait of the silent era filmgoer is a caricature of rustic gullibility: he or she flees in terror from oncoming trains, ducks under the seats during gun fights, hollers instructions at the actors in impending peril. 2,050 more words

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