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Lost Film: The Eternal Sapho (1916)

US 50m, B&W, silent Director: Bertram Bracken; Cast: Theda Bara, James Cooley, Walter Lewis, Hattie Delaro, Einar Linden, Mary Martin, Kittens Reichert, George MacQuarrie, Warner Oland, Frank Norcross, Caroline Harris … Continue reading

06/16/2016 · 2 Comments

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

Moving Pictures: For Canadian Audiences

An incredible box office success, D.W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation (1915) is perhaps the most infamous and influential movie of all time. Studied, debated, lauded, and soundly denounced, … Continue reading

05/03/2016 · Leave a comment