It’s a new year and I have been hearing about many people evaluating their entertainment services and deciding which ones to keep and which ones will get the old heave-ho. I think silent movies deserve to be part of the conversation because, hey, that’s what we do here.
Here’s a little topic that comes up occasionally in the world of filmdom: scoring exactly how good a movie is. Whether thumbs up/down, stars, percentages or some other method, a good number of film reviewers use some shorthand system or other to rate movies.
An exercise in imagination:
Hark! Your friendly local silent film venue has no idea what to play. They have called on you to come up with a program for the evening with a feature and some short subjects. The silent film community is relying on you!
You may recall that I posted a little survey a couple weeks back to find out the average age of silent movie fans and whether the fanbase is growing, shrinking or staying the same. Wow! So many participants!
In my adventures online, I stumbled across a statement that got me thinking. Someone confidently asserted that the global silent movie fanbase was shrinking, would continue to shrink and that young people are simply not joining up.
I asked my readers to choose which celebrity recipe I will be preparing for my fiftieth Cooking with the (Silent) Stars post. (You can catch up on all my past taste tests here.) Well, the results are in and we have a winner!
Well, I took a count and it looks like I just published my forty-fourth silent star recipe. With the fiftieth recipe milestone coming up, I couldn’t resist creating a poll to find out what my readers would like.
We’ve been having a crush-tastic few months here at Movies Silently. First, everyone named their top silent movie crushes, then I asked everyone to vote on the top 4 in the ladies and gents division. Well, the results are in and we’re ready to crown our crush king and queen.
Last week, I held a poll to determine which site features you think need to show up more often. The results are in!
A while back, I asked my readers to share their silent movie crushes. A great time was had by all and so I decided to revisit our choices and find a way for all of us have a bit of fun our crushes.
Greetings, all! Today, I am asking for your help. I want you to tell me which site features you feel need to make the final cut a little more often.
A little while ago, I ran a survey asking readers to share how many silent films they own (any format) and what moves them to make a purchase. Here are the results:
A while back, I held a survey to see where most of my readers are located and whether they have easy access to silent movie screenings. Here are the results!
It’s poll time again! This time, we’re going to find out how many silent films we watch and own as a group. I know that the survey responses may not exactly describe you but just choose the one that is the closest fit. Have fun!
Last week, I asked my readers to vote in a little poll to determine which types of silent movie music were the most popular. Well, my accountants at PricewaterhouseCoopers have been hard at work, counting the results on adding machines and wearing those cute eye shades.
Okay, this is sheer nosiness on my part but I am kind of curious to know where my readers are from. With that in mind, I made a little poll.
Let’s talk about music, specifically, silent movie music. Few subjects are more controversial than musical accompaniment but this is your chance to voice your opinion with a simple vote.
In my latest poll, I asked everyone to cast their vote and tell me their favorite silent movie flavor. The results are in. Enjoy!
Here’s a question: if you had to decide, what flavor of silent film would you say you enjoy the most? Not the “best” or the most famous but the films that you watch for the sheer pleasure of watching.
Last week, I asked my readers to vote on their favorite non-Hollywood source for silent cinema and I am happy to announce that the results are in.
We haven’t done a for-funsies poll in just ages and so I thought it would be diverting to discuss foreign silent films because we’re not weird enough already.
I asked, you responded and now I have a nice list of options for the November theme month. Thanks to everyone who took the time to share their wonderful suggestions in the comments and on Twitter.
Last week, I asked my readers to vote in a poll to determine the very best silent movie western star. The results are in!
The silent era was simply packed with exciting westerns from beginning to end and now you have a chance to tell me which one was the best!
As you may have noticed, I did a little redecorating. I didn’t actually plan to but while I was previewing a theme, I hit “publish” instead of “preview” and, well, here we are.
A huge thanks to everyone who voted in last week’s poll to determine which silent star recipe I would prepare and taste in March for my Reader Request Month. It’s time to announce the rankings and the overall winner.
As some of you may already know, March is going to be a month of reader requests. You tell me the movies you want me to review and I will select four or five and review them. It’s always fun and a great way to expand my horizons and check out movies I might have otherwise overlooked.
At the end of my Silent Sherlock Holmes theme month, I asked readers to vote on which Holmes performers were the best of the silent era. The results are in and I will be announcing the winners.