This surprisingly dark pre-code Hollywood chamber play has fun-loving Swanson in a hostel in the South Seas with a Christian reformer who wants her to return to an unfair prison sentence in San Francisco; his lecherous attraction suggests what she has escaped. 38 more words
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Moving Pictures and Photoplays: New Perspectives on Silent
Jennifer M. Bean (University of Washington, US) Stefania Serafin (Aalborg University, Copenhagen)
The conference organisers welcome proposals for papers on any aspect relating to silent cinema and film industry of the silent period. 139 more words
It is not a new or interesting argument to rain down laurels upon silent cinema for its vigorous, spirited transformative self-exploration. No time in cinema history matches the medium’s earliest years for pure ecstatic inventiveness and unbridled, unhinged storytelling experimentation. 1,441 more words
A young boy dreams that his toys come to life.
Another example of the fine curiosities available on the brilliant BFI Player. I recently discovered this was pre-loaded onto my TV (a Samsung) so I’ve been watching some pretty obscure silent films in my lounge in all their glory.* 143 more words