Tag Archives: Buster Keaton

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look – The General (1926)

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look – The General (1926) Often called one of the finest silent films of all time – some people even consider it the finest – Buster Keaton’s masterwork The General (1926) still feels wonderfully fresh … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: The Makeup of Silent Clowns

Silents are Golden: The Makeup of Silent Clowns One of my 2019 articles for Classic Movie Hub concentrated on the distinct makeup that was used in silent films. Now let’s take a closer look at the era’s most distinct-looking makeup … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Four Fearless Movie Stuntmen Of The 1920s

Silents are Golden: 4 Fearless Movie Stuntmen Of The 1920s One of my recent columns talked about the dangers early studios often faced to capture “authentic” weather and hair-raising stunts. That inspired this month’s piece, which takes a closer look … 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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Silents are Golden: The “Sheik” Phenomenon of the 1920s

Silents are Golden: The “Sheik” Phenomenon of the 1920s Everyone knows about 1920s flappers–the youthful, fun-loving ladies of the Jazz Age. Their style of bobbed hair, tight-fitting hats, and short (as in knee-length) skirts, has become iconic. There’s no doubt … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Beyond “The Big Three”: Some Silent Comedy Suggestions

Silents are Golden: Beyond “The Big Three”: Some Silent Comedy Suggestions If you’re a fan of silent comedy, I’m willing to bet you fell for it one of three ways: by watching Buster Keaton’s films, by watching Charlie Chaplin’s films, … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Animal Stars of the Silent Era

Silents are Golden: Animal Stars of the Silent Era The silent era boasted an incredible number of stars, from sweet ingenue types to “grotesque” comedians to dashing heroes. But not all stars were flappers or sheiks–some were furry and even … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Cliff Edwards

Classic Movie Travels: Cliff Edwards Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards was one of the most distinct voices in early film. As a musician, Edwards showcased his easygoing vocal style along with his talent for playing the ukulele to the delight of … 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: “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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