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The Most Expensive Film Ever Made... Until Someone Spent More or The General

We all have our prize possessions; those items that mean more than some calculated amount. It could be a key, a stuffed toy or a simple picture, and for many there is certainly more than one. 446 more words


I Just Watched: The Artist (2011)

(Originally published on Jan 4th, 2012 at vacheespagnole.wordpress.com)

I hope everyone had wonderful holidays. I know I did. I celebrated New Year’s Day by seeing what just might be my favorite film of 2011. 298 more words


Buster Keaton Night with talk by Neil Brand at The Garden City Cinema

Buster Keaton Night with talk by Neil Brand

Last month’s event was a real treat. Neil Brand, composer, author and presenter of BBC Four’s Sound of Cinema: The Music that Made the Movies presented a night of Buster Keaton at The… 388 more words


The General (dir. Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton, 1926)

“[The General contains] the purest distillation of Buster Keaton’s style and persona. If you want to know who he was, as an artist and a man, just watch the ten minutes or so that make up the first chase sequence.” 1,124 more words

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Silent film-inspired music videos

When you think about it, music videos are like silent films, conveying a story without words. Pure image. Here are two notable music videos which reference this medium. 26 more words

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The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

TCM showed The Passion of Joan of Arc on “Silent Sunday Nights.” This is one incredible film. Seriously, if you haven’t seen this film, drop everything now and go see it. 279 more words


Broken Blossoms #MovieReview

Film 213 in the “1001 Films to See Before You Die” challenge is 1919’s “Broken Blossoms”. Or to give it it’s full title (which I’m not happy putting in but I have to for reasons you’ll find out as you read this) “Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl”. 569 more words