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Charlie Chaplin in POLICE (1916) - No helpful cops here

(WARNING: Major spoilers abound!)

If Chaplin needed an “excuse” for his Essanay period, Police is surely it. Here is where he gets all of his themes, ideas, and characters into one unified mass. 334 more words


Camp and Circumstance: The Problematic Wonder of The Lost World and King Kong

Adventure is the name of the game for the first matinee double feature hosted by the Third Floor Film Series. On Saturday, June 13, at 11:00 a.m. 1,782 more words


My Last Words

When the billionaire Charles Foster Kane breathed his last, in what’s often regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, his last utterance was the mysterious “ 1,140 more words

A Personal Life

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

This is not just a box set, more a lifestyle choice. Anyone who wants to spend a couple of hours laughing and crying with Chaplin can watch one of the features. 682 more words

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Scary Silents: "The Haunted Castle"

The Goddess is a busy hellspawn, as I’m sure you all know by now. For the past couple weeks, I’ve been running my little cloven hooves off, doing promotional radio shows for… 2,015 more words

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Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Oh, god! I cried. Yes, I cried to the most beautiful silent film I’ve ever seen. I felt a salty tear slowly swim down from my eyelid. 210 more words


Five reasons to love Michael Strogoff (dir. Victor Tourjansky, 1926)

There are some films which leave you wondering why they aren’t better known. The 1926 adaptation of Jules Verne’s epic Michael Strogoff is one of them: beautifully produced and possessing all the elements of a bonafide crowd-pleaser, it baffles me that it has not yet received a DVD release. 634 more words

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