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(WARNING: Major spoilers abound!)
Unlike Charlie Chaplin’s short Sunnyside, at least with A Day’s Pleasure, you can see what Chaplin was aiming at comedy-wise. 358 more words
Today is the birthday of French silent-film illusionist George Melies (1861-1938).
Melies was the George Lucas of his day, only without the latter-day technology. He used every trick in the book — stop-motion, elaborate sets, and color painted directly onto the film frames — to evoke a fantasy world unlike any other. 162 more words
Yes, it is about time for our December’s Silencio, the unique event that brings together the best that silent cinema has to offer, be it mainstream or hardcore avant-garde, with one of the town’s most exciting music/performance ensembles, … 232 more words