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Blancanieves (2012)

Spain/France 105m, B&W, Silent Director: Pablo Berger; Cast: Macarena García, Maribel Verdú, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ángela Molina, Inma Cuesta, Sofía Oria, Josep Maria Pou Blancanieves is a dramatic fantasy based … Continue reading

11/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Chimes at Midnight (1965)

Spain/Switzerland 119m, B&W Director: Orson Welles; Cast: Orson Welles, Keith Baxter, John Gielgud, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, Marina Vlady, Fernando Rey A brilliant adaptation and interweaving of a number of Shakespeare’s … Continue reading

10/15/2016 · 2 Comments

100 Favourites: Nosferatu, Eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)

Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror (1922) is a masterpiece of silent cinema that blends mysticism and medieval landscapes with the modernity of German expressionism. An important benchmark in the horror … Continue reading

08/23/2016 · 2 Comments

100 Favourites: Way Down East (1920)

Considered by many as the father of film, D.W. Griffith is arguably the most influential filmmaker of the silent era. Best known for his epic drama, The Birth of a … Continue reading

07/01/2016 · 4 Comments

Shooting Stars (1928)

UK 80m, B&W, silent Director: A.V. Bramble, Anthony Asquith; Cast: Annette Benson, Brian Aherne, Wally Patch A huge oversight on the 1001 list, Shooting Stars pulls back the curtain and … Continue reading

04/30/2016 · 1 Comment

The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)

Poland 182m B&W Director: Wojciech Has; Cast: ZbigniewCybulski, IgaCembrzyńska, ElżbietaCzyżewska, GustawHoloubek,Stanislaw Igar, Joanna Jędryka, JanuszKlosinski Set in 18th century Spain, The Saragossa Manuscript is based on Jan Potocki’s 1815 novel … Continue reading

04/25/2016 · 4 Comments

100 Favourites: The Kid (1921)

Prior to 2008, I had watched very few feature silent films. Despite that, I was well aware of the importance of Charlie Chaplin’s film legacy in popular culture, but knew very … Continue reading

04/15/2016 · Leave a comment