SHERLOCK HOLMES. Thought lost for nearly a century, WIlliam Gillette's legendary take on the iconic figure of Holmes is finally available for all to see. Flicker Alley's DVD/Blu-ray set is stuffed to the gills with extras but it's the film itself that is the star of the show. Lovingly restored and brilliantly scored, this is an absolute must-buy for silent film and Sherlock Holmes fans.
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SILENT FILM AND THE TRIUMPH OF THE AMERICAN MYTH by
Paula Marantz Cohen. Hollywood is synonymous with cinema and American films continue to dominate the international box office but how did that come to be? Cohen takes a look at how American culture laid the groundwork for it to become to movie powerhouse in the wake of the First World War. She probes below the surface to show that external events were not nearly as significant in Hollywood's dominance was was previously thought. An intriguing study.
I shall be participating in…
I will be covering Elmer Booth in The Narrow Road (1912).
I will be covering W.C. Fields in Pool Sharks (1915).
I will be covering Max Linder in Max Learns to Skate (1907).
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