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Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)

“For wherever the sun rises and sets, in the city’s turmoil or under the open sky on the farm, life is much the same; sometimes bitter, sometimes sweet.” 665 more words


A Cast of Killers by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick

A Cast of Killers  Sidney D. Kirkpatrick Hardcover, 301 pages Published June 1986 by Dutton Books

The blurb:

On February 1, 1922, the distinguished silent-film director William Desmond Taylor was shot to death in his Los Angeles bungalow by an unknown assailant.

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Silent Film GIFs Reveal the Special Effects Tricks of Early Cinema

Before green screens and CGI, there were crafty camera angles, matte paintings, and in-camera effects. A series of GIFs originally posted by Redditor Auir2blaze (first spotted on… 45 more words


Charlie Chaplin: the Essanay Comedies: DVD/Blu-ray review

In 1914, Mack Sennett attempted to persuade Chaplin to renew his contract at Keystone. Chaplin demurred, declaring that he had no need of the Keystone facilities when all he needed to make a comedy was “a park, a policeman and a pretty girl”. 618 more words

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Saddle up for Silent Western Saturday at Kennington Bioscope

This just in on the pony express. The dudes at the Kennington Bioscope are celebrating the Silent Western with an all-day event of screenings on Saturday 11 March 2017 – hosted by Silent London’s hero of 2016, Kevin Brownlow. 272 more words

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Sight & Sound February 2017

For the February 2017 issue of Sight & Sound I wrote about Clara Bow and Cinderella – and what’s not to like? I wrote a piece about the funny flappers in the limelight at this year’s Slapstick Festival, and reviewed two DVDs: the Flicker Alley release of… 22 more words


A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923) written and directed by Charlie Chaplin

Genre: Drama, Romance

Summary: “A kept woman runs into her former fiancé and finds herself torn between love and comfort.”

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