Some very interesting happenings in the silent movie world with new releases, another lost film found and a chance to screen your modern silent movie short.
Over the years, lovely readers have asked me if there was a way to support the site. Well, now there is. As of today, I am on Patreon.
Well, 2016 is well and truly gone and we can now move onto the business of 2017. Here are some plans I have for the site in the new year.
Great news for silent movie fans, especially silent movie fans who are a little short on cash. A treasure trove of silents has been made available for legal streaming, a lost silent movie has been restored and crowdfunding is going swimmingly. Let’s dig into the news!
I know we just did a news post but so many exciting things have happened in the last week that I had to share them with you!
Dibs and dabs of exciting news for silent movie fans and I also have some updates on stories previously reported here. Let’s start with the best news of all: a missing silent film possibly rediscovered.
Lots of exciting news for silent movie fans! We have a new crowdfunding campaign, some lost films found and a reissue that warmed the cockles of my jaded heart.
Continue reading “News from the Silent Movie Front: Lost Films Found, Crowdfunding Women Filmmakers, Free Movies & Reissues”
Greetings all. I usually post a silent film review on Sunday but a scratchy throat on Saturday turned into full-blown influenza.
It has been a while since I posted a news update but lots of exciting things are happening– especially on the silent movie Bluray front!
We’re back with more news of the scandalous goings-on in the world of silent film.
Greetings, all! I talked about this a bit in my last news post but I wanted to add a bit more detail. As most silent movie fans know, access to more obscure films is a bit problematic for the average viewer.
Exciting things are afoot in the silent film community. Some rare films are being made available for the first time ever and I have all the latest news. The new releases are coming to you three different ways:
Welcome back to my regular-ish news feature. Lots of interesting tidbits this time around.
In January, I started to select silent stars to feature on a monthly basis. As the year is half over, I figure there are enough stars to warrant a directory. (Yay! Organization!)
I asked my readers to vote on which theme my site would adopt for the month of November and I am happy to say that there is a decisive winner.
Well, kids, I have a flu. It’s a known fact that summer (or almost summer in this case) illnesses are the worst. It’s nothing life-threatening, just annoying.
We’re back with more news about silent films! This time around, I am happy to spread the word about some new releases and crowdfunding campaigns.
All you lovely guys and gals have been saying that you want more real world silent movie news so here we are. Let me know if you like this feature and it may come back.
I haven’t done one of these in a while so here goes:
I’ve been nominated for a blogging award by two fellow classic film bloggers. The rules say I must answer 11 questions and share 11 facts. I love filling out questionnaires so here goes!
A lot of things are in the pipeline right now and so I thought I would do one big post to discuss them all. Enjoy!
I try to keep my readers informed about the latest and greatest in the world of silent movie crowdfunding and here’s a campaign that is surpassing everyone’s expectations. I’m pretty psyched.
When I get repeats of the same request, it starts to dawn on me that there is an untapped demand. For the last few months, I have been asked again and again to provide accessible silent film selections to help people enjoy the art. Well, here goes!
If you have been reading my site for a while, you know that I am a huge fan of crowdfunded silent film releases. Far too many silent films sit in vaults because of limited resources.
After incorporating a new theme for my site, I asked my readers to tell me which silent stars they would like to see featured in the top header. You came through with excellent suggestions and I appreciate the assistance!
I have good news and bad news. Let’s start with the bad:
At the beginning of the month, I asked my readers to vote in a poll to determine which silent movie I would cover for my 250th review. The response was excellent and I am happy to announce the winner of the contest.
Hey everyone! You may have noticed that the post was extremely late today. Or you didn’t notice at all. Whichever the case may be, I just wanted to let everyone know that I will have to reschedule some of the features I had planned.
So I had an idea last night and was hoping to get everyone’s opinion. As you probably know, I have been experimenting with sandwiches invented by Photoplay Magazine, which they claim capture the essence of certain silent stars, including Theda Bara, Lillian Gish and others.
Update: I have had a few readers mention that their request forms did not go through. If you submitted requests in the form and do not see them below, please leave a comment or email to let me know what they were. I have removed the submission form for now so it doesn’t eat more requests. Feel free to request films via email, comments or Twitter. Thank you for your patience!
I’m going to be having another Reader Request theme month and I’m asking you to help me select the films that I will be reviewing. Is there a movie you’ve been wanting me to get around to? Do tell!
Well, silent movie fans, we have even more crowdfunding to discuss! I just love the way modern productions are skipping the traditional money formula and going straight to the people. Here are a couple of productions that are fundraising right now: