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F. W. Murnau - Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Currently featured on Watch/Listen, F. W. Murnau’s Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927). Adapted by Carl Mayer from the short story “Die Reise nach Tilsit” (“A Trip to Tilsit”) by Hermann Sudermann, Sunrise won an Academy Award for Unique and Artistic Production at the first Academy Awards ceremony in 1929. 11 more words


Griffithiana: a silent film and classic animation journal

Former University Library staff member Glynne Parker died in October 2011, and after his death his wonderful collection of printed matter and ephemera on film was presented to the Library. 429 more words

Historical Collections


Charlie Chaplin (1889)

Chaplin was one of the most creative personalities in the silent film era: he acted in, directed, scripted, produced, and eventually scored his own films. 364 more words

A Cure for Pokeritis

Movie #61 released in 1912 added to the Registry in 2011.

The Plot: A wife gets sick of a husband gambling and makes him promise to quit, when he doesn’t and hides it from her, she concocts a plan to scare him straight. 179 more words

National Film Registry

A Trip to the Moon

Liz asked if I would like to post about Georges Méliès’s 1902 French short, Le Voyage dans la Lune. Which apparently was inspired by Jules Verne’s… 513 more words