It was a wonderful summer at Movies Silently! We have been researching, writing and just generally having a great time celebrating the world of silent film. Here are some highlights:
The awards are mine! All mine!
Well, one of them anyway. I was very honored to win the CiMBA award for Best Classic Movie Event. The winning event was the Classic Movie History Project Blogathon co-hosted by the equally wonderful Ruth of Silver Screenings and Aurora of Once Upon a Screen. We are currently conspiring for an encore in 2015 so stay tuned!
The videos are still coming
My top video review for the quarter is:
And my top video of all time is:
Which leads me to…
In which I get pedantic
I started a series of articles on who you can trust and who deserves to be ignored in the world of silent film research. The three part series included:
Part four is coming soon!
Then, inspired by part three, I went on a major mythbusting expedition. I usually try not to be too much of a stickler (ha ha, I said “try”) but myths that attack perfectly innocent people make me angry. And so, I published a 6,000 word piece (with a tl;dr intro) taking down the idiotic rumor that Florence La Badie was murdered by… Woodrow Wilson?
Top post of the quarter
My new and improved silent movie star personality quiz!
Top & Bottom Reviews
The five most-read reviews for the quarter:
3. The Monster
4. The Sheik
The five least-read reviews (sniff, snuffle, sob):
5. Lorna Doone
My Top 10 got a reshuffle:
My Top 10 Silent Films list got a bit shaken up this quarter. The number one film was replaced and I am showing a marked preference for the movies of France and Russia (or French-Russian co-productions). The film I now reckon as the top silent film I have ever reviewed:
I shall be gone on an extended vacation soon. There should be no lag in posts but there may be a delay in answer comments and queries. Please be patient.