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Moving Pictures: For Modern Audiences

In a poll that I conducted with 20 of my “middle-aged” friends, I found that about half had seen fewer than five silent films in their lifetime, and one had … Continue reading

04/20/2017 · 6 Comments

Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces (2000)

US 85m, Colour/B&W Director: Kevin Brownlow; Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Forrest J. Ackerman, Michael F. Blake, Teresa Blake, Ray Bradbury, Ron Chaney, Arthur Gardner, Mary Hunt, Sara Karloff, Patsy Ruth Miller, … Continue reading

04/16/2017 · Leave a comment

Moving Pictures: Go to War

I recently attended a lecture by film historian Dr. Seth Feldman on how the movies have portrayed the First World War over the last 100 years. During that evening, I was … Continue reading

05/14/2016 · Leave a comment

Moving Pictures: At a Constant Speed

In March of this year I watched a fascinating special feature on the new Criterion blu-ray of The Kid (1921) by Ben Model who showed how silent comedy filmmakers would vary … Continue reading

05/12/2016 · 2 Comments