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Garbo Day. Garbo Feelings.

Hei-Hei…Read, hearken, do whatever. I am feeling ultimately depressed today for unknown reasons since this morning and the treatment I have received for it has just worsened my state. 163 more words


A Night at the Cinema in 1914 – review

This is a guest post for Silent London by Juliet Jacques. Jacques is a freelance journalist who writes about gender, sexuality, film, football and literature. 1,130 more words

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Hollywood Hates History: Origin Story

A few nights ago I was scurrying down Vine, just past Sunset, hoping not to miss the last train into the Valley. It was a little (a lot) later than I like to be walking alone in the heart of Hollywood – the real Hollywood; not its shiny, glamorous, as-seen-on-TV shadow-self – but a dirty, run-down corner of Los Angeles full of agressive pan-handlers, bewildered tourists, cracked sidewalks and the lingering musky scent of pee. 488 more words


On the Set with Conrad Veidt

Conrad Veidt (1893-1943) was a legendary German film star who first gained attention as Cesare, the somnambulist killer in THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (1919) 610 more words

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johnlink ranks A MODERN MUSKETEER (1917)

I don’t watch just any silent film. The premise needs to sound worthy, and I tend to shy away from silent movies with a run time over two hours because I lack culture. 1,102 more words

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Movie Review: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925)

Universal Pictures

“Feast your eyes, glut your soul on my accursed ugliness.”

Ah, Lon Chaney, we hardly knew ye.

It’s arguably one of the most famous pot boilers of all time, always finding life on the stage, and with four versions on film. 189 more words

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Hitchcock's coming home … Blackmail at the Walthamstow Assembly Hall

Alfred Hitchcock was born in the far east of London, in Leytonstone. So far east in fact, that it was Essex then, I think. But Hitch is still one of London’s most famous film directors, and it is fitting that one of his most famous films to be both set and filmed in the capital will be screening in his home borough of Waltham Forest this summer.  314 more words

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