Category Archives: Silent Movies

The Top Five, Can’t Miss Silent Films.

Intrigued by “The Artist” but don’t know where to start learning about silent films? Worry no more. The Guardian has put together a handy list of its Top 5 Can’t Miss Silent Films. There’s some good entry points here, such … Continue reading

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What “The Artist” Taught Us About The Importance of Silent Film.

If you needed a reminder of the importance of preserving film history, it was driven home by “The Artist’s” big wins during this weekend’s Academy Awards. Writing in The Guardian, film critic Pamela Hutchinson says Michel Hazanavicius’ mostly silent tribute … Continue reading

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“The Artist” Takes London Honors.

British filmgoers may have complained about the lack of dialogue, but that didn’t stop “The Artist” from taking honors at the London Film Critics’ Awards. The Wrap has the skinny: “The Weinstein Co. film won three prizes, including Film of … Continue reading

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Brit Film Audiences, Confused, Demand Refunds After Seeing “The Artist.”

Filmgoers in Liverpool with tickets to “The Artist” recently demanded refunds because they didn’t realize the film is virtually silent, The Wrap reports. And for once, it looks like American audiences are a step ahead of their cousins across the … Continue reading

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Silent Film Stars: Looking Great Without Saying A Word.

Since there’s going to be a whole ton of ink expended on the red carpet styles during tonight’s Golden Globes ceremony in Los Angeles, now seemed like as good a time as any to highlight this Guardian retrospective on the … Continue reading

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The Five Faces Of “The Great Gatsby:” The Trouble With Getting A Great Book Right On Film.

With the release this week of new set photos of the Baz Luhrman-directed “The Great Gatsby” hitting the Web, I got to thinking about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic tale of The Jazz Age and why, despite the best efforts of … Continue reading

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“The Artist”: Remembering The Hollywood Of Old.

It tells you everything you need to know … … about the state of contemporary cinema that filmmakers are looking back longingly at an era when Hollywood actually seemed to be in the business of making myths and not cynically … Continue reading

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