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Cinema - Episode 2: The Rise of Hollywood

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The Rise of Hollywood: 1910-1920



Your HOST approaches you in old fashioned attire and beckons you to a dusty seat. 1,700 more words

Film History

IN THEATERS (SF) - "Dawson City: Frozen Time"

Dawson City: Frozen Time (2017; Dir.: Bill Morrison)


By Daniel Barnes

*Opens Friday, July 14, at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. 214 more words

In Theaters

Cinema - Episode 1: The Dawn of Film!

New series!

So, I’ve been itching to do something research-y. And so here we go! Each week, I’ll look at a specific decade in film history, and it’s going to be EPIC. 1,398 more words

Film History

City of Secrets

Class differences seem to be the theme for this week (It was totally inadvertent, I promise). This time, we’re off to Germany to see what lies beneath in the 1927 film,¬† 1,499 more words


Malombra (1917): Lyda Borelli and the Italian divas of silent cinema

This is a guest post for Silent London by David Cairns, a film-maker and lecturer based in Edinburgh who writes the fantastic Shadowplay blog. 531 more words

Silent Film

Keaton v Kurosawa

As part of the Radio 4 Film Programme’s A to Z of Film, I found myself going into bat for Buster Keaton against Akita Kurosawa. But who won? Listen here.

Silent Film

Destiny - The Power of Love over Death

It was a real thrill to experience a Fritz Lang film for the first time in a cinema. I had never seen Destiny prior to catching it at BFI Southbank, and found it a wonderful and transporting spectacle. 262 more words

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