Tag Archives: Lillian Gish

Silver Screen Standards: Vincent Price

Silver Screen Standards: Vincent Price During the Halloween season we naturally think of Vincent Price, that undisputed icon of horror whose many roles in the genre put him in the exalted company of Lon Chaney, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at – Way Down East (1920)

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at – Way Down East (1920) One of the most influential early directors of all time was D.W. Griffith, who rose to acclaim for the excellent short dramas he directed for Biograph and went … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: “For the Sake of the Picture” – The Dangerous Era of Silent Filmmaking

Silents are Golden: “For the Sake of the Picture” – The Dangerous Era of Silent Filmmaking Most of us are familiar with the incredible stuntwork done for the 1910s and 1920s films – often by the main stars themselves, such … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Silver Screen Standards: The Night of the Hunter (1955) The Night of the Hunter (1955) is such a haunting and unusual film that I often wonder what else Charles Laughton might have produced had he directed any more movies, but … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: The Iconic Careers of Lillian and Dorothy Gish

Silents are Golden: The Iconic Careers of Lillian and Dorothy Gish “I remember one day in the early summer going through the gloomy old hall of the Biograph Studio when suddenly all gloom seemed to disappear. This change in atmosphere … Continue reading

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The Whales of August – Exclusive Interview with Producer Michael Kaplan

The Whales of August An Interview with Michael Kaplan As I cozied up on my couch to watch The Whales of August on a delightful winter day, I had no idea what to expect. Well, that’s not entirely true…I did know to … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: “But They’re So Primitive!”– Some Common Misconceptions About Silent Films

“But They’re So Primitive!” Some Common Misconceptions About Silent Films It’s a conversation that fans of silent film are all very familiar with. You tell someone you love watching silents. They laugh. Then it dawns on them that you aren’t … Continue reading

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Silent Chicago: Two Orphans, Three Studios, Four Films (Remakes and the Early Days of Film, 3)

  Two Orphans, Three Studios, Four Films: A Brief History of The Two Orphans From the time it was translated into English in 1874, “The Two Orphans” was a successful, well-known play in the United States. The story of orphaned … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Lillian Gish

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend Lillian Gish, born October 14 in 1893! Lillian Gish has a particularly important role, not only is the realm of Classic Hollywood Cinema, but in the world of Hollywood Cinema as a whole. And … Continue reading

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