Theme Month! November 2014: Go big or go home


Silent movies could be small, intimate, delicate affairs. We are not going to talk about those. This month, we are all about the biggest, the most epic and the most popular films of the silent era. Only epics need apply.

To whet everyone’s appetite for the silent movie hugeness to come, here are some past reviews to enjoy:

The Volga Boatman

Michael Strogoff*

The Sea Hawk*

The Lost World

Cyrano de Bergerac

The Beloved Rogue*

The Merry Widow

(Particular favorites marked with an *)


  1. Le

    We are having an Eisenstein marathon on Brazilian TV every Saturday night!
    Please, tell me that there is the brilliancy of The Big Parade this month in the blog ❤

  2. Robert Michael Jensen

    When will you review Italian epic films from the 1910’s? Cambria (1914) and The Last Days of Pompeii (1913? These are epic movies of Italian silent cinema. And it was the Italian silent cinema that launched epic movies first before Hollywood. These movies are deserving your critique. And they are available from

    1. Fritzi Kramer

      Thanks for the requests! I try to keep a good mix of countries in my reviews but there is only so much time. Don’t give up hope, though. I almost always get around to major films eventually.

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