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Review: Why Be Good?

This past weekend, I attended a screening of the silent film Why Be Good? (1929) starring the amazing Colleen Moore as part of the Chicago International Film Festival. 668 more words


Why Be Good?

On Sunday night Peggy and I went to see Why Be Good? a recently rediscovered silent film from the 1920s starring Colleen Moore*. Why Be Good? 629 more words


Guardian report from the Pordenone silent film festival

The Giornate del Cinema Muto, held every year in Pordenone, Italy, is the world’s most prestigious silent film festival. I was there again this year, and… 31 more words


Trafalgar Day and an Update on the Nelson Quilt

21 October is Trafalgar day. It was on this day, in 1805, that Nelson won his most famous victory, and the one that cost him his life. 505 more words


The rebirth of Regent Street Cinema

When you become a silent movie blogger no one tells you that you will need a hard hat. Nor that you will occasionally be handed a free glass of fizz. 662 more words

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Chicago International Film Festival

Right now, the Chicago International Film Festival is going on. It’s an annual event that is now in its 50th year. Films from all over the world, mostly new but some old, are playing downtown for about two weeks. 701 more words