I had planned to post a review of a British sci-fi film with airships and pirates and whatnot and I still am going to, it will just be a day or two late. I haven’t been well in about two weeks and it turns out that a kidney infection was to blame. I am on antibiotics and on the mend but I am a bit too under the weather to produce the quality of writing you deserve.Continue reading “Kidney Infections and Destructive Creativity”
The Pordenone Silent Film Festival is just a few days away and while I am not going to be there myself, a movie that I worked on will be screened as part of the program. I am not the producer or the restorer or anything but I did recreate a classic typeface and made authentic title cards!Continue reading “If You’re Off to Pordenone, Be Sure to See the Title Cards I Recreated!”
Every year, the National Film Registry opens up its nomination process to the general public and so this is your chance to make sure that important films are preserved for future generations.Continue reading “Reminder: The Deadline to Nominate Titles for the National Film Registry is September 15”
Hello all. Just letting you know that tomorrow, the power company in its infinite wisdom will be turning off my power for the entire day.Continue reading “Power Outage Imminent!”
We have so many goodies in the pipeline! Three popular favorites are getting sparkling new releases.Continue reading “News from the Silent Movie Front: Rudolph Valentino, Alice Guy and Conrad Veidt”
Okay, so it’s been quite a time. My dog, Douglas Fairbanks, is pretty much a toddler: everything goes into his mouth and his face goes into everything. Well, that got him in trouble last night. Long story short, I spent quite a long stretch at the veterinarian today, which threw off my schedule completely.Continue reading “Silent Movies vs. Small Dog Adventures”
Lots of really exciting releases on the horizon, so I wanted to share the news with you.Continue reading “News from the Silent Movie Front: Josef von Sternberg, Alfred Hitchcock and More on Bluray”
Hey there, it’s been pretty wild here in California. I live reasonably close to the epicenter of the recent earthquakes and I have been dealing with the quakes and aftershocks.Continue reading “Sorry for the Posting Delay But We’re Earthquaking Here in California”
As always, there are some exciting happenings afoot in the world of silent film so let’s dive right in!Continue reading “News from the Silent Movie Front: Crowdfunding, Peter Pan and Bluray Bonanza”
I was scheduled to review The Ancient Law today but I have been fighting back a stomach bug for a couple of days and am on the mend but I made an executive decision to push the review back to Monday.Continue reading “Zounds! Gadzooks! A Stomach Bug Has Felled Me!”
I have my review for King of the Wild Horses almost ready to go but I am felled by the neverending cold.Continue reading “So it turns out that working weekend overtime while recovering from a cold is not such a good idea”
Quick note! I got a new phone and installed the WordPress app. However, it looks like comments submitted last night and approved through the app were… EATEN!!!! AAAAAAA!!!!Continue reading “WordPress Ate Some Comments!”
I know, exciting title, right? This seems to have erupted of late and so I wanted to clarify my stance on what linking to assorted editions of films means.Continue reading “Notes on Linked Home Media Editions”
Windows updates. Sigh. Long story short, my computer has been giving my problems all day so I am wiped out. Therefore, I have decided I will just publish a list of good Ivan Mosjoukine movies. You’re welcome.Continue reading “We are experiencing technical difficulties…”
I was thrilled with the response to my new podcast, which launched yesterday. A few questions came up multiple times so I thought it might be helpful to answer them all at once in a post. But thanks so much for all your support!Continue reading “Podcasting FAQs: Your Burning Questions Answered!”
Lots of exciting stuff being released, including several items that are common to see tie in with talkies but are quite rare for silent films. Let’s dive in!
I fell down a bit of a research rabbit hole the other day and ended up finding all kinds of examples of distressed dudes tied to train tracks for actual, honest-to-goodness suspense. This amused me no end, of course, and I naturally tweeted about it.
I am very excited to say that I wrote an article that was published online by the Smithsonian Magazine’s website. It’s all about the importance of lost silent films and I am pretty thrilled about it.
The new year has kicked off and I have plans! First, let’s talk about your feedback.
Just a quick post today but I wanted to remind everyone that today, for the first time in two decades, an entire year of content has entered the public domain in the United States. The films and books of 1923 are no longer under copyright!
I’m on vacation but I wanted to drop a quick note to let you know that my DVD release of Kidnapped (1917) and its accompanying short films now has expanded distribution.
Lots of new releases, some of them have been on our wishlists for years! Let’s dive in.
A couple of very interesting happenings in the world of early/silent film, both of which promise a slight rewriting of film history.
Hi there! As of this time yesterday, I had absolutely no thoughts of getting a kitten but here I am.
Since completing my Kickstarter campaign, I have had many people pop in and ask if there would be a public release (there will be) and if I would inform them of the date.
I’ve been a little quiet these past few days because I have been working on something that has been percolating in my brain for a bit and I finally had a design idea that tickled me pink: Movies Silently t-shirts and swag!
Movies Silently has turned nine! It’s almost a tween! Aww!
Lots and lots and lots of silent movies being released soon! I’m just going to cover what’s out now and what’s coming up imminently. Hold onto your wallets!
And just when I hit “publish” on my last news piece, two bits of wonderful news came my way. These are too good to wait, so I am taking the liberty of publishing an addendum.
2018 is starting off with a bang as a pair much-anticipated silent films are coming to HD home video at long last. Let’s jump in and see what goodies await us.