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Prompt #21: A Silent Movie

This is one of my favorite prompts and I’m so excited for it!

Silent movies are a thing of the past… literally. Before a single iconic quote was uttered on screen, before sound editing / mixing were given their own awards, before talkies shocked audiences as state-of-the-art cinema, a man and his piano were the only thing you’d hear to accompany a film. 1,015 more words

Rae's Movie Challenge 2018

Silent Movie by Elfman

There was nothing too daunting about this preamble except having to fit tiny little numbers below those quotation word lengths so that we would be sure to get the right word in the manipulations that had to follow our solve – and write the 3,4,6 below the grid. 467 more words

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Mnemonic name - could fifth tongue damn autumn?*

aka ‘Silent Movie’ by Elfman.  A clever gimmick in the clues that’s very hard to spot.  Thanks Elfman!

A very long quotation was enumerated in the Preamble as (5,4,3,5,6,2,9,3,5,4,3,4,6,10) – crikey! 686 more words

Solving Blogs

Listener No 4499: Silent Movie by Elfman

Elfman’s last Listener, Revelation of John was nearly three years ago and I think it caused a few headaches. I managed successfully after some head-scratching, the John of the title being Elton John. 487 more words

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The Phantom Carriage (1921)

SCORE: 4/5

Director: Victor Sjostrom

Released:  January 1, 1921 (Sweden theatrical release)

Date watched: April, 2018 –  Home video

The Phantom Carriage is a film that is far ahead of it’s time in both narrative and structure; it’s incredible how resonating and powerful a 97-year old movie can be. 63 more words


Good Medicine

A whole year has passed since my last entry here?  I guess it has.  The reason for that long hiatus is simply that I haven’t felt compelled to write about the projects I’ve been working on, because they hadn’t developed far enough until recently to really discuss them. 1,483 more words

In The Works

0014: Nanook of the North (1922)

Rating: 6.5/10

This movie was a bit of a surprise. I’ve heard about it a lot and what you always hear is how things weren’t very accurately depicted, and then someone always mentions the scene where Nanook tries to take a bite out of a music record but that scene was entirely staged. 387 more words

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