The years 1895-1915, which coincide with the emergence of cinema as a serious industry, were a mixed period in the history of women. Women in most countries did not have the vote. 1,225 more words
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Review of Mack & Mabel (FOLLOW LINK) at Chichester Festival Theatre. Stunning stagecraft and the voices of Michael Ball (as Mack Sennett) and Rebecca LaChance (as Mabel Normand).I don’t know how good the 1974 production was, but I’d guess that this one is so good because of what the 2015 direction and production has added.
This Charlie Chaplin film from Keystone studios works as a kind of sequel to “Kid Auto Races at Venice.” At least some of it seems to have been filmed on location at a live event, but this time Charlie’s acrobatics noticeably engage part of the crowd, and there is a much bigger cast for him to play off. 310 more words