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Silent Film-and-Music Pairings Highlight Art of Filmmaking

Silent Film-and-Music Pairings Highlight Art of Filmmaking

A winter of community-based opportunities for film studies continues here in western Massachusetts, with opportunities to enjoy and learn about the art of silent film coming to the Pioneer Valley and Berkshires. 404 more words

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First Prize for Cello (1907)

Every once in a while I come across a film that is often forgotten. I remember many years ago when I stumbled upon this little film from France. 399 more words


Five Romantic Silent Films for Valentines Day! and One Reprieve...

Valentines day is of course just around the corner, and as the luckless, the lovelorn and the uninspired plunder the stores for farcical romantic comedies, or overblown romantic epics, the wily silent film fan might be left scratching their head for a good flick to make the heart swell with yearning. 1,202 more words

Hippfest returns: the 2016 Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema

It might be the northern welcome, it could be the gorgeous vintage cinema, but it’s probably the combination of great films and first-class music … the Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema is a highlight of our calendar. 374 more words

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Silent movie mythbusting

My latest Silent but deadly! piece for the Guardian is a bit of fun with a serious message about silent films. I try to dismantle some of the biggest myths around silent movies, from women tied to train tracks to whether… 17 more words


The original Sherlock

For the March 2016 issue of Sight & Sound, I reviewed the new DVD/Blu from Flicker Alley that shows the original screen Sherlock, William Gillette, in action. 8 more words


Dr Mabuse, The Gambler #MovieReview

Film 293 in the ‘1001 Films to See Before You Die’ challenge is 1922’s Dr. Mabuse, Der Spieler. Or as it’s known in English, Dr Mabuse, The Gambler. 543 more words