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A Page of Madness: a masterpiece of Japanese avant-garde silent cinema

A Page of Madness: a masterpiece of Japanese avant-garde silent cinema | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
Here’s something you don’t see very often. Screenings of silent films crop on this page quite often, but there is no other silent film like this one. A Page of Madness is a brilliantly dazzling, utterly uncategorisable Japanese silent from 1926, one that was thought lost for years, and now that it has been found,…
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Highlights of the 19th British Silent Film Festival

Highlights of the 19th British Silent Film Festival | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
Exciting news from the British Silent Film Festival – the first programme announcements are out and passes are on sale now!
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Malombra (1917): Lyda Borelli and the Italian divas of silent cinema

Malombra (1917): Lyda Borelli and the Italian divas of silent cinema | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
This is a guest post for Silent London by David Cairns, a film-maker and lecturer based in Edinburgh who writes the fantastic Shadowplay blog. The so-called "Italian diva" school of silent cinema presents challenges for those in love with narrative and closure, and not just because many of the films are incomplete or untranslated. These movies seem…
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The Race to Save the Films We Love

The Race to Save the Films We Love | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
Every day we lose more frames from beloved old films. Preservationists are rushing to save them before a crucial part of cultural history is lost.
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A secret and nefarious plot to give you access to more silent movies (mwahahaha!) | Movies Silently

A secret and nefarious plot to give you access to more silent movies (mwahahaha!) | Movies Silently | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
RT @MoviesSilently: My new project: Give you access to rare silent films for free & legal viewing. Groovy, eh?
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Fun Size Review: Variety (1925) | Movies Silently

Fun Size Review: Variety (1925) | Movies Silently | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
Jealousy, madness, murder, trapeze acts. Welcome to E.A. Dupont’s stylish melodrama, famous for unchaining its camera and allowing the audience to leap and spin with the acrobats. Okay, so the plot is thin and cliched and some of the casting is odd.
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Unboxing the Silents: Buster Keaton, the Shorts Collection (1917-1923)

Unboxing the Silents: Buster Keaton, the Shorts Collection (1917-1923) | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
A brand new set of Buster Keaton shorts with new footage, restorations and scores? You’d better believe that’s going to make some waves. Let’s unbox this set and see if it lives up to our expectations.
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Movies Silently’s Ten Most Wanted Silent Films (that still live in vaults) | Movies Silently

Movies Silently’s Ten Most Wanted Silent Films (that still live in vaults) | Movies Silently | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
I don’t know a single single movie fan who doesn’t daydream about films that still exist but have never been released to the general public. We all have our dream list of “vaulties” and this is mine. I hope you enjoy!
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Hippfest ever after: the 2016 Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema

Hippfest ever after: the 2016 Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
When the glasses were clinking and plans were being made at the close of the Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema this year, there was one thing that gave us pause.
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Old Town Music Hall

Old Town Music Hall | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
The Mighty Wurlitzer organ continues to belt out the tunes at downtown El Segundo's historic home for silent and classic movies.
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New museum to open in Charlie Chaplin's Switzerland home

New museum to open in Charlie Chaplin's Switzerland home | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
Long-awaited Charlie Chaplin museum in Switzerland is set to open in April. It will pay tribute to the 20th century filmmaker and actor.
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Five Romantic Silent Films for Valentines Day and One Reprieve...

Five Romantic Silent Films for Valentines Day and One Reprieve... | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
Valentines day is of course just around the corner, and the silent film fan might be struggling to find a good romantic flick. We have picked the cream of the crop to help you find the right feature for you!
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Dreaming schoolgirls to film pioneers: Silent Women at the Kennington Bioscope

Dreaming schoolgirls to film pioneers: Silent Women at the Kennington Bioscope | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it

The next Kennington Bioscope event is one very close to my heart. On Wednesday 10 February, the Bioscopers will celebrate the achievements of early female film-makers.

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Forgotten Innovators – An Interview with Kate Saccone on Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology

Forgotten Innovators – An Interview with Kate Saccone on Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
By Anna Weinstein. Released in May 2017, Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology includes nearly eleven hours of material and &helip;
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Interview With Steve Massa, Author Of “Slapstick Divas”

Interview With Steve Massa, Author Of “Slapstick Divas” | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
New research on silent comedy has been on the rise in the past decade, and quite a bit of this is thanks to the tireless efforts of renowned historian Steve Massa. Silent-ology is very pleased to present this exclusive interview with Massa, where we discuss his very well-received new book Slapstick Divas: The Women of Silent…
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Behind-the-Scenes GIFs Reveal How Special Effects Were Done in Silent Films

Behind-the-Scenes GIFs Reveal How Special Effects Were Done in Silent Films | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
Long before CGI, silent filmmakers were incorporating visual effects into their work. These silent film effects were ingenious ways to push the new medium.
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Silent Star of the Month for July 2016 | Movies Silently

Silent Star of the Month for July 2016 | Movies Silently | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
It’s a new month and time for last month’s star, Enid Bennett, to pass her crown to a new performer. This month, we will celebrate a comedian who just can’t seem to catch a break. The featured star is… Harry Langdon!
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Festival to celebrate Yorkshire's silent cinema legacy - BBC News

Festival to celebrate Yorkshire's silent cinema legacy - BBC News | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
A series of silent movie screenings will celebrate Yorkshire's links to the early pioneers of film and the history of cinema.
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The Perils of Pauline (1914) A Silent Film Review

The Perils of Pauline (1914) A Silent Film Review | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
Pearl White plays the perpetually imperiled heroine of this iconic serial. She’s set to inherit a fortune but her evil guardian wants to make sure she won’t live to claim it. Looks like he’s going to have to pull some perils out of his bag of tricks.
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A window on infinity: rediscovering the short films of the Lumière brothers

A window on infinity: rediscovering the short films of the Lumière brothers | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
As shown by a new restoration of some of the 1,400 shorts that the pioneers of early cinema filmed, the Lumières were true artists as well as inventors
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Mabel at the Wheel (1914) A Silent Film Review | Movies Silently

Mabel at the Wheel (1914) A Silent Film Review | Movies Silently | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
Mabel Normand stars as a lively young lady who is dating a race car driver. Charlie Chaplin plays a caddish motorcyclist who decides to rain on the young couple’s parade by kidnapping the driver just before his big race.
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Camille (1921) A Silent Film Review | Movies Silently

Camille (1921) A Silent Film Review | Movies Silently | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
Alla Nazimova takes on the role of Marguerite, the lady of camellias, a successful Parisian courtesan. She’s dying beautifully from tuberculosis but finds time to romance Rudolph Valentino in this modernized adaptation.
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Symphonies of steel and stone: silent cinema and the city

Symphonies of steel and stone: silent cinema and the city | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
Capturing early 20th century New York – and all the glamour, danger and alienation it contained – Paul Strand set the foundations for a skyscraping subgenre: the city symphony
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Who Was the Most Prolific Black Filmmaker of the Silent Film Era?

Who Was the Most Prolific Black Filmmaker of the Silent Film Era? | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
Who was the most prolific African American filmmaker of the silent film era? That’s a question that undoubtedly has some asking, “were there any?”...
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Five silent movie myths: from damsels in distress to Benny Hill chases

Five silent movie myths: from damsels in distress to Benny Hill chases | Silent Cinema | Scoop.it
If you’re expecting to see women tied to train tracks or actors running around making fast jerky movements when you watch a silent film, think again
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