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Silent film stars, films and international festivals.
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The Silent London podcast: a visit to the Regent Street Cinema

The Silent London podcast: a visit to the Regent Street Cinema | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
A trip to the cinema is not always worthy of a podcast, but the Regent Street Cinema in the West End of London is a little bit special. I first visited this cinema in October 2014, when it was stil...
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The Patsy (1928) A Silent Film Review

The Patsy (1928) A Silent Film Review | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
Marion Davies’ gift for zaniness and mimicry are put to good use in this family comedy. Davies is Pat, the patsy of her family. Her mother (Marie Dressler) prefers her more sophisticated sister and Pat always has to take second place.
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DW Griffith: Cinema’s Greatest Pioneer at BFI Southbank, June 2015

DW Griffith: Cinema’s Greatest Pioneer at BFI Southbank, June 2015 | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
True Heart Susie (1919)
Forgive me if I’m wrong, but it feels like a long time since we saw a solid silent retrospective in this town. No need to bleat about it much longer though, eh, as the BFI has just the thing.
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Long-lost silent film, Native American cast get due decades later

Long-lost silent film, Native American cast get due decades later | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
DALLAS — A long-lost silent film admired by historians as a rare visual account of Native American customs is being released after a private detective in North Carolina stumbled across a damaged copy
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Denver Silent Film Fest's Howie Movshovitz Picks His Five Silent Faves - Westword

Denver Silent Film Fest's Howie Movshovitz Picks His Five Silent Faves - Westword | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
It might seem hard to believe in these days of Furious 7, but cinema did not start with an ear-splitting, seat-shaking bang. For decades, filmmakers had to rely on crafting stories that entranced and enthralled audiences without making a sound.
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11 Female Film Pioneers Who Paved the Road to Hollywood

11 Female Film Pioneers Who Paved the Road to Hollywood | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
100 years ago, plenty of women called the shots.
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Xènia SC's curator insight, April 19, 7:54 AM

Estudi que tracta sobre el paper de la dona a la televisió i el cinema realitzat per la Universitat Estatal de San Diego. Sorgeixen punts inquietants, la diversitat de gènere en els mitjans de comunicació ha empitjorat, nombre de dones representades el 2013 és cada cop menor. Se'ns mostra onze pioneres del món audiovisual que van produir, editar, dirigir... amb informació sobre cada una d'elles. Noms com: Pickford, Loos, Aoki...

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Hippfest 2015: a barnstorming weekend in Bo’ness

Hippfest 2015: a barnstorming weekend in Bo’ness | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
“If a cinema could give you a hug, this is what it would feel like.” That’s how Bryony Dixon described the Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema in Sight & Sound last year, and as usual, she’s not wrong.
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Italy's Cineteca Di Bologna to Restore All of Buster Keaton's Silent Films

Italy's Cineteca Di Bologna to Restore All of Buster Keaton's Silent Films | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
ROME -- Italy’s Cineteca di Bologna, the prominent film archives known globally as a prime film preservation entity, has announced a multiyear project in tandem with New York-based Cohen Media Grou...
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Xènia SC's curator insight, April 19, 6:59 AM

Anunci de Variety, principal lloc de notícies d'entreteniment des del 1905. Ens explica que la "Cineteca italiana di Bologna", es dedica a la restauració de les pel·lícules mudes de Buster Keaton, conjuntament amb Cohen Media Group. Tal com anteriorment havien fet amb les obres de Charlie Chaplin.

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13 Barrier-Breaking Women of Early Cinema and Old Hollywood

13 Barrier-Breaking Women of Early Cinema and Old Hollywood | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
“The feminine influence is needed in the films,” director Lois Weber remarked in 1918.
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Prince William presents earliest film of Shanghai on record to China

Prince William presents earliest film of Shanghai on record to China | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
The Duke of Cambridge handed over footage of the city’s busiest shopping street dating from 1901 at a special premiere of Paddington.
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Watch: Meet Nell Shipman, Female Silent Film Pioneer Who Fled Hollywood for ... - Indie Wire (blog)

Watch: Meet Nell Shipman, Female Silent Film Pioneer Who Fled Hollywood for ... - Indie Wire (blog) | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
Watch the trailer for 'Girl From God's Country,' a new documentary headed for the Sun Valley Film Festival this March.
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High-sea adventure to cap Kansas Silent Film Festival

High-sea adventure to cap Kansas Silent Film Festival | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
Long before Errol Flynn buckled his first swash, movie audiences saw high-sea adventures on the big screen.
Evidence of this will be seen Saturday night at the concluding session of the 19th annual Kansas Silent Film Festival.
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The British Silent Film Festival returns to Leicester in 2015

The British Silent Film Festival returns to Leicester in 2015 | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
A weekend away … Estelle Brody and John Stuart in Hindle Wakes (1927)
According to the website of the Phoenix independent cinema in Leicester, the British Silent Film Festival is moving back northwards this year!
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Seven Sinners, lost first film by Lewis Milestone, unearthed in Queensland

Seven Sinners, lost first film by Lewis Milestone, unearthed in Queensland | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
A SILENT film star who died young of alcoholism, a dashing leading man who starred with Marlene Dietrich, a millionaire backer and a director who went on to win two Academy Awards. These are the secrets of the film Seven Sinners, which was thought by Hollywood to be lost.
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The Kennington Bioscope Weekender: a silent film festival for London

The Kennington Bioscope Weekender: a silent film festival for London | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
The Cheat (1915)
Well hello there, Elephant & Castle tube station. A few months back I wrote about the many wonders of the Kennington Bioscope – a regular silent screening event held at the Cinema Musesum, south London.
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Long-lost silent film offers window into Comanche lifestyle

Reason said that "The Daughter of Dawn" was every bit as extinct as the way of life it depicted.
But a lucky twist of fate rescued a film once thought lost for the better part of a century.
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Music for Charlie Chaplin: Carl Davis on scoring ‘The Mutuals’

Music for Charlie Chaplin: Carl Davis on scoring ‘The Mutuals’ | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
Charlie Chaplin and Eric Campbell in Easy Street (1917)
This is a guest post for Silent London by Carl Davis CBE to celebrate the 126th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s birth.
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The First Film Shot in New York City

The First Film Shot in New York City | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
An assistant of Edison’s, William Heise, used a new camera designed for outdoor shooting to make a brief “actuality” called “Herald Square” on May 11, 1896.

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Unboxing the Silents: The House of Mystery

Unboxing the Silents: The House of Mystery | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it

"The House of Mystery is one of the most exciting silent film releases to come along in ages."

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Film review: Hippodrome Festival Of Silent Cinema, Bo'ness

Film review: Hippodrome Festival Of Silent Cinema, Bo'ness | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
It’s the sheer ambition of Bo’ness’s Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema that marks it out as one of Scotland’s true gems.
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Silent films' war footage

Silent films' war footage | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
The Imperial War Museum has over 1000 films made during the First World War – used to record the fighting, troops training and as propaganda.
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Why Chicago's flickering film industry faded fast

Why Chicago's flickering film industry faded fast | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
In the silent film "His New Job," Charlie Chaplin's iconic tramp marches into the offices of a movie studio looking to secure an acting gig. There he sits in the lobby. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting. Flirting. Fighting. Waiting. Smoking. Slapsticking. More waiting.
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Double Whoopee (1929) A Silent Film Review

Double Whoopee (1929) A Silent Film Review | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
Laurel and Hardy gets jobs at a swanky hotel and they perform them with precision and competence. Hee hee! Nope!
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Silent Movie Time Capsule: Who were the top stars of 1915?

Silent Movie Time Capsule: Who were the top stars of 1915? | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
Who were the most popular stars a century ago? Once again, Motion Picture Magazine gives us a clue. In 1913 and 1914, they held popularity contests to discover the top stars in the eyes of their readers.
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Soaring Spectacle: 10 Reasons to Watch Wings (1927)

Soaring Spectacle: 10 Reasons to Watch Wings (1927) | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
Big budget movies from any era typically don’t do much for me. Give me snappy dialogue and recycled sets over earthquakes and casts of thousands any day.
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