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Classic Silent Movie: The General - Buster Keaton (1927)

A classic silent film and an example of the Keaton’s brilliance

Classic Silent Movie: The Black Pirate (1926)

A classic silent film and an example of the early use of colour in a movie

WINGS (1927) - After 90 years, it still sends viewers soaring

The following is my entry in The World War One on Film Blogathon, being hosted at the blog Maddielovesherclassicfilms on Nov. 10 & 11, 2018. 520 more words


Nosferatu, the original vampire movie that sets the tone for every other vampire movie to follow, stars Gustav von Wangenheim as Hutter, Max Schreck as Orlok/Nosferatu, Gretta Schroder as Ellen, and Alexander Granach as Knock, and is the finest example of a vampire movie done right. 1,028 more words

Horror Movies

#43: A Movie Colored by Hand

We live in a world where the expectation is for a film to be in color. If it’s not (be it black-and-white, sepia, or even just very muted tones), there’s a reason for it. 555 more words

Rae's Movie Challenge 2018

A silent Inferno from 1911 - "arguably the first ever blockbuster

 Via the the twitter account of Ewan Morrison, I came across this gem. The oldest existing feature length film is none other than a 1911 silent version of Dante’s Inferno from Italy. 166 more words


TFTMM on... The Jazz Singer (1927)

“You ain’t heard nothin’ yet.”

The plot of The Jazz Singer is fairly simple. The main character is Jakie Rabinowitz, the son of a cantor. Jakie has been taught by his father to follow in his footsteps in the synagogue, but he wants to be a jazz singer. 495 more words