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Two Documentaries: Moana with Sound (Robert Flaherty/Monica Flaherty, 1926/1980) and A Ballerina's Tale (Nelson George, 2015)

This is a big week for documentaries on Seattle Screens. The big name, of course is the new Frederick Wiseman film, In Jackson Heights which plays Friday through Thursday at the Northwest Film Forum. 1,577 more words

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At Keele: Silent cinema masterpiece accompanied by live medieval music!

Silent Cinema and Medieval Music 

Condemned unseen in France on its release, vilified by the Catholic authorities and even banned outright in England, Carl Theodor Dreyer’s La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc is widely recognised as a silent masterpiece, regularly appearing in lists of the top ten greatest films ever made. 196 more words

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Alice in Wonderland

A first film adaptation (to my knowledge anyway!) of Alice in Wonderland from 1913.  Check out those special effects! :)

Have we lost the last Vestiges of Silent Tamil Cinema?

Most of contemporary Research around Tamil cinema, typically starts with the Talkies.. i.e Kalidas. This is understandable, since there are hardly any Silent Indian Films, and none of them, Tamil at all. 358 more words


The Silent Cinema Blogathon: The Golem: How He Came into the World (1920)

Today marks a special day for Tales from the Border, as I partake for the first time in a blogathon! This first blogathon is the… 1,057 more words


Make More Noise! Suffragettes in Silent Film - "We are all descendants of these inspiring figures..."

Part of the beauty of cinema is the birth of the medium, and how it managed to pick up enormous changes in society at the start of the 20th Century. 529 more words

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First day in London pt. 2 (Walk by Regents canal, Primrose Hill, Regents park and Silent movie in Covent Garden)

So, for the afternoon I walked from Camden by the canal to Regents Park. It’s well recommended for anyone, especially in good weather! Made a visit to Primrose Hill with awesome views over London, walked through Regents Park and made my way to Covent Garden where I went for a free silent movie screening of Billy Elliot. 95 more words

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