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Jazz in a Silent Movie

Feet moving inside my heart, knees a jostle,

Jazzin’ up my earbuds in java land amidst

Caffeinated denizens sporting mute stares,

A secret brain wrinkle, wet and colonized, 78 more words


Buster Keaton in NEIGHBORS (1920) - Wherefore art thou, Buster?

(WARNING: Major spoilers abound!)

Neighbors, as is fairly obvious from the get-go, is Romeo and Juliet set in a tenement. Just as obviously (knowing who co-wrote, -directed, and starred in the movie), Buster isn’t given to long soliloquies; he is going to act upon his impulses, not discuss them in iambic pentameter. 303 more words


Buster Keaton in CONVICT 13 (1920) - Comedy that earns its stripes

(WARNING: Major spoilers abound!)

Golf and prison life were two fertile subjects for comedy (Laurel & Hardy used both motifs, the latter more than once). 309 more words

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Charlie Chaplin in A FILM JOHNNIE (1914) - Inside-the-studio humor

The minimal plot of A Film Johnnie is that Charlie, as an outsider, sneaks inside the Keystone Studios during work hours and generally wreaks havoc on the movies being filmed. 69 more words

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Laurel & Hardy in WITH LOVE AND HISSES (1927) - Regulation comedy

As seems appropriate for a movie that derives most of its comedy from offensive odors, With Love and Hisses mostly stinks. As L&H’s Flying Elephants… 213 more words

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ANNIE LAURIE-1916 silent film


Synopsis: A romance set in Scotland where a gentleman gets married to a peasant’s niece who then falls in love with his nephew, loosely based on the poem Annie Laurie by William Douglas. 382 more words

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Scary Silents: "The Sealed Room"

It’s time for another scintillating installment of Scary Silents, kiddos! As I mentioned in my last post, today I’m going to be discussing the eleven-minute D.W. 2,609 more words

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