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The Saturday Matinee Silent Movie

Many people don’t know this, but the movie industry did not always treat women as badly as it does now. In fact, back in the early days of the nickelodeons, women often owned and managed these establishments. 306 more words

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"Sunset Boulevard (1950) trailer"

Sunset Boulevard (stylized onscreen as SUNSET BLVD.) is a 1950 American black comedy/drama film noir[3] directed and co-written by Billy Wilder, and produced and co-written by Charles Brackett. 1,021 more words


The Conformist

Anyone who has ever tried to write serious criticism knows that it is much easier to be negative than positive, a difficulty that increases exponentially with work that moves us beyond reason. 472 more words


Happy Father's Day!

To celebrate Father’s Day I’m sharing 3 of my favorite father and child scenes in a film. These movies demonstrate that there’s nothing like that sense of protection and endearing love from your dad.  319 more words

Film History

Wrothless Ire

That man is a head taller than me. … That may change.
Don Lope de Aguirre

Werner Herzog

CFP: Revisiting the Film History Survey

CFP: Revisiting the Film History Survey – Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol 4 (4)

Proposal (250 words) deadline: July 15th. See full details.

Film history surveys, be they one-course introductions or more extensive two- or three-course sequences, form an important foundation of many film studies programs, even as the disciplines from which we borrowed the idea (literature, art history, and history itself) are moving away from surveys in favor of topics courses. 97 more words


Laurel and Hardy: from Ulverston to Hollywood

This is a guest post for Silent London by Katie Wright.

A pair of comics shuffle onstage at the Palace Theatre in Blackpool, England in June 1947. 892 more words

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