- Announcing a publication!
- Now on the Media History Digital Library: several of my film magazines
- I act, therefore IAM: Italia Almirante Manzini in Notte di tempesta (1916)
- Lina Cavalieri in Sposa nella morte! | The Shadow of Her Past (IT 1915)
- Diva ‘December’ returns – Fabienne Fabrèges in Signori giurati … (1916)
- Diva December delayed!
- More question marks in Italian film advertising of the teens
- Varieté at the NZIFF: An interview with composer Johannes Contag
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Tag Archives: cinema of 1926
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
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
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
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