News from the Silent Movie Front: Women in Film, Hoaxes, Silent Movie Surfing

We have some wonderful and oddball silent movie news this time around! An exciting new release, a villainous hoax and surfer dudes of the early twentieth century.

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News from the Silent Movie Front: Rediscovered Hungarian Cinema, a Protest Documentary, New Blus, Carl Dreyer and Fandor at Amazon

So much news to share this time! I’m actually a little overwhelmed by it and it’s all good stuff. Let’s dive in.

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A Salute to David Shepard

The silent film community lost a great champion with the death of David Shepard on January 31, 2017. I wish to extend my sincere condolences to his friends and loved ones.

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I’m on vacation! (And looking for silent movie locations)

Hey, guys! I have run away from home. Oh, okay, I actually went on vacation.

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News from the Silent Movie Front: Lost & Found + Openings for Modern Silents + Buster on Blu

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.

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“Money! The Frankenstein monster that destroys souls!” or, Movies Silently is on Patreon

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.

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Secret and Cunning Plans for 2017: Lost & Obscure Films, Neglected Cinema, Wacky Recipes

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.

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News from the Silent Movie Front: Streaming Free & Legal Silent Movies, Lost and Found & Crowdfunding Updates

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!

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News from the Silent Movie Front: More Kickstarting for Marion Davies, modern music and Bluray debuts

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!

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News from the Silent Movie Front: Lost films found, flappers, women directors and new releases

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.

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News from the Silent Movie Front: Lost Films Found, Crowdfunding Women Filmmakers, Free Movies & Reissues

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.
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A slight delay owing to illness

Greetings all. I usually post a silent film review on Sunday but a scratchy throat on Saturday turned into full-blown influenza.

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News from the Silent Movie Front: Abel Gance’s Napoleon on Blu, Clara Bow + Gary Cooper, cartoons & vampires

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!

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News from the Silent Movie Front: Even more crowdfunding, Colleen Moore and Disney scalping

We’re back with more news of the scandalous goings-on in the world of silent film.

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A secret and nefarious plot to give you access to more silent movies (mwahahaha!)

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.

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News from the Silent Movie Front: Crowdfunding Borzage, Montenegrin romance and a super secret plan

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:

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News from the Silent Movie Front: African-American cinema, headstones and Mae Marsh

Welcome back to my regular-ish news feature. Lots of interesting tidbits this time around.

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Seeing Stars: A directory to featured performers

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!)

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The readers have spoken! The results of my theme month poll are in!

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.

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In which I dramatically suffer

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.

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News from the silent movie front: Crowdfunding, Marion Davies, more Destiny and a happy return

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.

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News from the silent movie front: Destiny (times two!), army chicks and lost film found

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.

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It’s Award Season! (And I am answering movie questions!)

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!

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Upcoming Events: I have cunning plans (and you’re going to love ’em)

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!

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Kickstarter campaign to release rare Marion Davies film goes wild and viral and all that internet lingo you kids seem to like

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.

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Coming soon: Your first year of silent films

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!

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New Kickstarter campaign to release a silent movie from the vaults!

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.

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Header Wars: The Redecorating Continues

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!

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We are experiencing technical difficulties… and I have a cunning plan

I have good news and bad news. Let’s start with the bad:

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And my 250th review will be…

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.

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