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Silents are Golden: 8 Forgotten Hit Films of the Silent Era

Eight Forgotten Hit Films of the Silent Era Much like today, silent era audiences flocked to big-budget spectacles, witty comedies and other crowd pleasers (well, maybe “witty comedies” are a rarity nowadays). If you found a list of the top … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – Charlie Chaplin, the Eternal King of Comedy

Silents are Golden Column: Silent Superstars–Charlie Chaplin, the Eternal King of Comedy Of the many iconic performers that we all recognize today – Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, James Dean – there is one that stands alone as the most recognizable of … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: The Good, The Bad, And The Not-So-Bad Of Silent Era Acting

Silents are Golden: The Good, The Bad, And The Not-So-Bad Of Silent Era Acting So you’re thinking of taking the plunge and exploring the world of silent films! You’re intrigued by those flickery, black and white images from a time … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – Colleen Moore, The Definitive Flapper

Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – Colleen Moore, The Definitive Flapper During the silent era, there were thousands of young girls who dreamed of being movie stars. For most girls, of course, these were merely daydreams, and the intrepid few … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Just What the Heck Was German Expressionism?

Silents are Golden: Just What the Heck Was German Expressionism? Many of you have likely seen The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, or at least have seen a few famous stills. The dramatic sets, the stylized costumes, the deliberately artificial look…it’s … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: World War I – The Gamechanger of Film History

Silents are Golden: World War I – The Gamechanger of Film History To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the final year of World War I, I decided to write a piece concentrating on the war’s impact on cinema. I hope … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: A Brief Look at Obscure Silent Film Comedians

A Brief Look at Obscure Silent Film Comedians Since I touched upon the history of silent comedy a couple months ago, I thought I’d do a follow-up post exploring that history in a little more detail. Hope you enjoy! If … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – The Dapper Max Linder

Silent Superstars: The Dapper Max Linder Today, we tend to consider famous folks like Mary Pickford or Charlie Chaplin to be our earliest movie stars. But there were some screen actors and actresses who rose to fame even before they … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: A Little Tour Through The History Of Silent Comedy

A Little Tour Through The History Of Silent Comedy When it comes to the genre of silent comedy, everyone’s familiar with the great Charlie Chaplin– perhaps the single most famous figure in cinema– and the solemn-faced Buster Keaton has a large … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Before the Nickelodeon – The Era of Traveling Moving Picture Shows

Before the Nickelodeon: The Era of Traveling Moving Picture Shows We’ve all seen pictures of beautiful 1920s movie palaces, complete with columns, statues, and enormous lit-up marquees. And their ancestor, the Nickelodeon, is fairly well known–those small, crowded little theaters … Continue reading

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