If you think that I have been reviewing more silent films on this site… you’re right! I have been trying to fill gaps in coverage (particularly in pre-feature cinema) but my efforts starting me thinking…
As of today, I have 319 silent film reviews under my belt in total. I’m pretty proud of the variety I have been able to cover but I am also aware that there are many topics, stars and nations that I have not yet written about.
So, here is my goal: I am going to try to reach 500 silent film reviews by the end of next year. It’s ambitious but, I think, attainable: 181 silent films reviewed in 82 weeks.
I plan to continue my policy of reviewing movies that are famous, forgotten and everything in between. From the beginning, I have wanted to view the silent era as a whole, not just through the lens of a few blockbusters or a single genre, like comedy. Mainstream Hollywood dramatic fare, now often ignored in favor of European output and slapstick, will continue to form the backbone of this site.
That being said, I am still pursuing my goals of researching Latin American silent films and the output of the Jewish diaspora, two areas that are fairly neglected in mainstream film history. I will continue to look for historical nooks and crannies that may not be covered much these days.
That’s about it. Let’s have fun with this!
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