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The Great K&A Train Robbery 1926

William Fox Pictures

I first saw scenes from this movie long ago whilst watching a railroads-in-movies anthology on TV.  This silent gem had all its exterior shots “ 671 more words

Buster Keaton in THE PALEFACE (1922) - Surprisingly sympathetic look at Native Americans

(WARNING: Major spoilers abound!)

Dealing as it does in many of the typical “How!” stereotypes, it’s difficult to believe that modern Native-Americans might enjoy The Paleface. 539 more words


Scary Silents: "The Fall of the House of Usher"

Welcome to the latest installment of Scary Silents! I’m doing another short one this time, but really, it shouldn’t matter much because this one is just excellent, and I’m sort of baffled at how it doesn’t get as much attention as some of the other films of the period. 2,103 more words

Best Horror Films

Mel Brooks and Classic Movie Genres

The 1970s turned out to be one of the most interesting decades in film.  Or at least I think so.  Filmmakers of note, like Martin Scorsese… 2,423 more words

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Charlie Chaplin in WORK (1915) - A labor of love and laughs

(WARNING: Major spoilers abound!)

Work is the kind of farce Chaplin seems to have been aiming for in By the Sea, but here it’s smartly stretched to two reels. 301 more words


MABEL'S MARRIED LIFE (1914) - The best of Charlie Chaplin's Keystone short subjects

(WARNING: Major spoilers abound!)

In my humble opinion, Mabel’s Married Life is where the Chaplin legend really starts to take hold.

For one thing, instead of Charlie being a hyper-aggressive clown who comes out kicking and punching for no reason, this movie actually stops to give him a bit of a background. 379 more words


The Artist

Released:  2011

Cast:  Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Missi Pyle, Penelope Ann Miller, Malcolm McDowell

Oscar Wins:  Best Picture, Best Actor (Jean Dujardin), Best Director (Michel Hazanavicius), Best Original Score (Ludovic Bource), Best Costume Design (Mark Bridges) 1,169 more words

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die