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Dissertation Days (3): Genuine Progress

Today I set out to write some more of the contextual sections of the third chapter, but unfortunately I ended up writing the sections that deal with the readings of the individual films. 377 more words

Epic Film

What We Do in the Dark!

“We didn’t need dialogue. We had faces!” Norma Desmond

As she descended the well-worn stairs of her aged and decadent mansion steeped in long past memories, Norma Desmond uttered the declaration that forever remains in the memories of those who witnessed her performance in the 1950 classic, … 406 more words

Film History

RIP Michael Ballhaus

As Bill Cutforth pointed out yesterday prior to the screening of Broadcast News, Michael Ballhaus, 3 time nominated cinematographer passed away on April 12.  Although not winning any Oscars he won many awards worldwide for his work.   60 more words

History Of Film

Moving Pictures: For Modern Audiences

In a poll that I conducted with 20 of my “middle-aged” friends, I found that about half had seen fewer than five silent films in their lifetime, and one had reported that they had never made it through one without falling asleep.  321 more words

Silent Film Musings

TV Review: "Feud"--"Hagsploitation" (S1, Ep. 6)

A friend recently remarked to me that, every time he watched an episode of Feud, he felt as if nothing significant had transpired. As I continue to watch, I find myself both agreeing and disagreeing with him. 693 more words

Television Reviews

Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces (2000)

US 85m, Colour/B&W
Director: Kevin Brownlow; Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Forrest J. Ackerman, Michael F. Blake, Teresa Blake, Ray Bradbury, Ron Chaney, Arthur Gardner, Mary Hunt, Sara Karloff, Patsy Ruth Miller, Edward Montagne, Budd Schulberg… 109 more words

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PhD Defense 10 May, 2pm

I am very happy to be able to announce the upcoming defense of my PhD dissertation. March 15, the PhD Committee approved my dissertation and with that also the defense date. 200 more words

Film Heritage