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Call for papers: 2018 British Silent Film Festival Symposium

Important news for clever clogses. The dates for the 2018 British Silent Film Festival Symposium are out, and the call for papers is copied below. The headline is that 19 and 10 April are the dates you need, and while the papers will be presented at King’s College London as usual, the venue for the screening day has not yet been announced. 146 more words

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Silent Santa: classics for your Christmas list

With one week to go before the big day, the Silent London elves bring you a selection of festive gift recommendations. These are great ideas to buy for the sexy silent cinephiles in your life – or to spend your gift vouchers on in the sales. 805 more words

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262. City Lights


I’m pretty confident that they didn’t have Tinder dating back in 1931. But if they did, the final scene of “City Lights” would be a romantic horror story, a public warning to any other prospective daters looking for love in a black and white world. 524 more words

Zasu Pitts, Funny Lady with a Funny Name

First things first. Before I can gush on about this distinctively funny lady with the fluttering hands that stole every scene, one must learn how to say her name correctly. 678 more words


Season's greetings, Silent Londoners

It has been a very special year for this site, and I have been overwhelmed by your support and good cheer in 2017. So, here’s raising a bottle of gin to the festive season, and my very best wishes to you for 2018. 22 more words

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Films and Families

To anybody following the news over the last few months, it should be clear that sexual harassment and sexual abuse are rampant in our society. It’s not just limited to Hollywood or government. 1,482 more words

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Representation in Buster Keaton's films

Policeman in comedy films of the 20’s were shown to be the antagonists who get in the way of the hero. This is exactly how they were portrayed in Keaton’s ‘Cops’. 179 more words

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