A love letter, and a chronicle. Silents, Please! focuses on silent cinema and silent film history, illustrated plentifully with film stills and animated gifs.
Generally, I follow the road less travelled in silent film, looking at interesting flotsam & jetsam of the silent era rather than the Hollywood canon. Some of my main interests include: women on the silent screen; Italian silent cinema; pre-Revolutionary Russian cinema; experimental films; cinema of the teens; and films celebrating 100 years of age. This blog started out as a relatively casual place for film commentary, but has increasingly become more research-focused.
One of the major foci of Silents, Please! is the genre of Italian diva films, one of my longest and strong obsessions. At the end of each year I run Diva December, a concentrated burst of writing about the genre. All my posts on diva films are here, or you can read an introduction to the genre here.
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