Tag Archives: cinema of 1926

10 lost silent films that I’d love to see

As an art form, silent film lasted for a mere 40 years, c.1895-1935. It’s well known that the great majority of films from the silent era are now lost, whether due to destruction (either deliberate, as by many studios, or accidental, … Continue reading

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Torture de Luxe (US c.1926)

Over the last couple of years, the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) have put up a quite considerable number of films in the Screening Room section of their website. One thing I watched there recently is Torture de Luxe, a section from … Continue reading

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That girl is trouble … Nana (FR 1926)

Nana: a woman who brings men to ruin through her vanity and impulsiveness.  In his second major production, Renoir adapts Émile Zola’s novel of 1880 with his then-wife Catherine Hessling in the title role. We first meet Nana when she … Continue reading

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Sur Un Air de Charleston | Charleston Parade (FR 1926)

2028: Europe lies in ruins.  Civilization is now focused in Africa, and from there an intrepid explorer sets out in his spherical aircraft: Catherine Hessling is the last woman living in Paris; the only other inhabitant is a very fake-looking … Continue reading

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