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…
Hi, everyone! As a huge fan of PBS and NPR (American public television and radio), I decided to copy them a little and hold a fundraising drive.
Lots of amazing things going on in the world of silent film. More lost films found, more Blurays and more Kickstarters. I am simply gleeful!
If this website were a human child, it would be well into its grade school career. If it were a skirt, it would probably be out of style. If it were a wine, it would be starting to get expensive. Yes, Movies Silently has turned eight years old!
My review for Les Vampires will be posted this Sunday and it will be my 300th silent film review. Phew! I look back at my review list and it’s still hard to believe I really watched and reviewed all these silents. And, believe it or not, I haven’t even scratched the surface of my collection.
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.
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.
Hey, guys! I have run away from home. Oh, okay, I actually went on vacation.
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.
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!