Silent (okay, Early Talkie) Movie Myth: “By William Shakespeare with Additional Dialogue by Sam Taylor”

I was catching up on my modern movie news and found that Disney is planning to “remake” their 1996 animated version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Part of the announcement was that the new film would be based on both the Victor Hugo novel and their cartoon version.

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Silent Movie Report Card: Which Silent Films Were You Able to Watch in the First Quarter of 2019?

This year, I decided to focus my attention on persuading people to watch their first silent movie or watch more if they have started viewing them already. This is your time to share! Which silents were you able to watch in January, February and March?

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Singed Bottoms, Curly Fonts and Tarzan on a Horse: These Are the Mistakes and Cliches That Annoyed Audiences 100 Years Ago

Photoplay had a regular segment dedicated to readers discovering and sharing errors and cliches in popular films. We modern viewers have nothing on these sharp-eyed viewers from March of 1919!

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