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The Black Pirate

If The Black Pirate isn’t the biggest, most lavish of pirate adventures from the silent era, it’s only because the technical aspects of making it were so demanding that other aspects of the film had to be scaled down a bit. 1,478 more words

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A Quiet Place (2018). Cracking, silent horror about a family hiding from man-eating creatures.

Film review, by Jason Day, of A Quiet Place starring Emily Blunt and John Krasinski about a family who have to live in silence as they hide from creatures that hunt by sound.  948 more words


Gloria Swanson...

I’m a bit late, but yesterday was the 35th anniversary of her death. She was a singular lady, that one. 

    Gloria Swanson in Don’t Change Your Husband (1919).


Silent Comedy: Where Do I Start?

At both my recent talks I’ve been approached by curious audience members in their 20s and 30s coming up to me and asking which movies they should watch now I’ve made them aware of the brilliance of silent comedy. 478 more words


The Noisy Silent Cinema

Silent cinema was never actually silent. You’ll probably know from your parents or grandparents that a large organ might rise up in front of the screen of the local cinema, not in a rude way, and entertain the audience between shows. 631 more words


SCMS Event: Silent Gems of the Toronto Archives

SCMS Event: Silent Gems of the Toronto Archives: Another Day and Secrets of the Night

Thursday, March 15, 2018
8:30-10:30 PM
Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto… 200 more words


Film 101: The birth of cinema

There is often a tale recalled that when audiences first saw the moving image of a train arriving at a station captured by motion film, they responded by screaming and running away, terrified that the train was going to somehow come out of the screen. 818 more words