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LFF review: Shiraz: A Romance of India (1928) with Anoushka Shankar

Saturday night’s London Film Festival Archive Gala was an extraordinary experience. Regularly a highlight of the silent film year, previous galas have showcased glistening restorations of old and faded movies paired with fresh scores of mostly excellent quality. 737 more words

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Dublin Workers Film Festival

I am thrilled to say I will be taking part in the Dublin Workers Film Festival this weekend, introducing screenings of Lois Weber’s Shoes and Sergei Eisenstein’s… 18 more words

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'Rhythm, rhythm and pure rhythm above all': How Edmund Meisel scored Eisenstein's October

This is a guest post for Silent London by John Leman Riley, a writer and editor, specialising in Eastern European culture, and film sound.

Film theory is usually visually driven, and the Soviet kind – with its emphasis on editing – especially so. 1,729 more words

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Silent films at the Cambridge Film Festival 2017: the movies men yearn for

Silent Londoners are an erudite group, and no doubt we’re all regularly found in halls of academe, talking loftily of theories and histories, of books and poems and one-reel Snub Pollard movies. 213 more words

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Silent Cinema

As a child, I would spend hours watching silent movies. I was also that same child who not only wanted to be a flapper but insisted that her mother dress her like one. 112 more words


All I Want For Halloween is Victorian Monster Movies

This Halloween I was really excited about reviewing the new Mummy— the first film to launch a new Universal Pictures  own Cinematic Universe named the  “Dark Universe” which is a reboot of their industry changing black and white monster films. 759 more words


Storyboard for Girl in a Jar, 1924 by Mary Books.

After the shrunken Mary faints from being put into a sealed glass jar, her lover realizes what he has done. But it is too late. When he removes the lid, Mary has already turned into a butterfly. 79 more words

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