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Одна из Многих | One of Many (USSR 1927)

A Soviet girl dreams of Hollywood in the charming short combined live action/animated film Одна из Многих | One of Many (USSR 1927). Like Потцелй Мери Пикфорд | A Kiss for Mary Pickford, also 1927, One of Many takes its cue … Continue reading

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Pordenone despatch: the wrap-up

(Previously: preview, recap 1, recap 2). This is a rather sketchy recap, as I’m still in the post-festival faze of another wonderful Giornate! But here we go: Returning to Thursday afternoon – the programme on early French cinema was wonderful. … Continue reading

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Pordenone despatch: the sequel

  I’m back with another report from on the ground at Pordenone! Continuing from where I left off in my last post: Tuesday was a blockbuster afternoon. I considered skipping Herr Arnes Pengar | Sir Arne’s Treasure (SE 1919) since it … Continue reading

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Pordenone despatch: Le Giornate del Cinema Muto 2014

Ahhh … it’s good to be back!  I arrived in Pordenone on Friday night, well in time for things to kick off on Saturday – and the weather is beautiful, the people are fantastic, the Spritz-Aperol is plentiful, and silent film … Continue reading

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Odds and ends

A quick roundup before I head to Le Giornate del Cinema Muto! First, a few more notes on film preservation, which seems to be having a moment of mainstream attention. In this short article, head staff at NARA and the LoC are quoted; the … Continue reading

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Pordenone preview: Le Giornate del Cinema Muto 2014

In a month’s time I will be in Pordenone, north-eastern Italy, taking in Le Giornate del Cinema Muto. I’m really looking forward to catching up with friends, drinking wine on the piazza, and watching a tonne of films! Given that … Continue reading

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Forgotten film stars: Ellen Jensen-Eck and Das Geheimschloss (Miss Clever versus the Black Hand; DE 1914)

I loved Das Geheimschloß (The Secret Castle) aka Miss Clever contra de „Zwarte Hand” (Miss Clever versus the ‘Black Hand’) when I saw it at Le Giornate del Cinema Muto in Pordenone a couple of years ago – a gem out of nowhere. A few months … Continue reading

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