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Louise Brooks on Learning to Write

“For two extraordinary years, I have been working on it–learning to write– but mostly learning how to tell the truth. At first it is quite impossible. 81 more words


Silent Cinema and Buster Keaton's Influences - German Expressionism and Soviet Montage

The whole series of Crash Course Film History YouTube videos are excellent learning resources, especially for the more specialised and demanding elements of the course. German Expressionism and Soviet Montage even sounds demanding so these nifty little videos will be very useful indeed. 59 more words

Silent Cinema

Silent Cinema - Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton is widely renowned as one of Silent Cinema’s greatest stars. Much of his film work centred around his physical comedy, which was fairly typical of silent cinema, as obviously there was no sound from within the movie! 171 more words

Silent Cinema


Monasteries and slow television are a natural fit. That was proved by three programmes on BBC4 shown over three nights in October (24th, 25th and 26th). 589 more words

Metaphysical Film

Nothing But the Hours/Rien que les heures (1926, Alberto Cavalcanti)

A young, careworn-looking woman takes off her hat and sighs; when she looks up, she breaks into a smile; a young sailor is grinning at her in anticipation. 2,627 more words

Film Reviews

Threat to The Cinema Museum, Kennington

To some of us in the South West, that big city called London can (at times) feel a long way away. But whenever we venture into the big smoke which is the capital, either for a film festival, film restoration premiere, book launch or even a for rather special or unique silent film screening there is always one place we always try and drop into. 2,391 more words