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Tag Archive: silent

Classic Scene: House Falling Gag

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House Falling Gag Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928) Directed by Charles Reisner (Buster Keaton uncredited) The Scene: As a storm blows through town William Canfield Jr. AKA Steamboat Bill Jr. (Buster Keaton) is trying… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Charlie Chaplin

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Born to a family of unsuccessful entertainers in London, Charles Spencer Chaplin would find the urge to perform early on in his life. As soon as he was old enough, Chaplin travelled the… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Unmasking the Phantom

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Unmasking the Phantom Phantom of the Opera (1925) Dir. Rupert Julian (uncredited Lon Chaney) The Scene: Rising opera star Christine (Mary Philbin) finds herself in the lair of the fabled Phantom (Lon Chaney)… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Lon Chaney

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When he accepted his Golden Globe for Best Director, Guillmero del Toro name dropped an actor who many revere as the first monster of filmdom, Lon Chaney. Those who are not well versed… Continue reading

Top 10 Silent Horror Films

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If there was ever a genre that benefited artistically from the Silent Era of film it was the horror genre. Everything about this long lost style of fimmaking seemed perfectly fit to instill… Continue reading