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The Christmas Films I Grew Up With

Without even realising it, Christmas has almost arrived and it’s only two weeks away, so I figured I should post something festive –it’s still a while until the Doctor Who special, anyway. Continue reading

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We Didn’t Need Dialogue. We Had Faces!

the-artist-silentIn 2014, the concept of silent movies seems to be so far away that no one would consider watching a film from that era for the pleasure of it. Yes, The Artist might have slightly helped to remind us all that these movies happened, but most people are still very oblivious about them. They see the acting simplistic and campy, and it looks cheap compared to modern films, or even films from the 1930s. But with sound, of course. And they don’t realise what a tremendous influence silent cinema has in everything that has come afterwards. Continue reading

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