Tag Archives: Pola Negri

Coda to Valentine’s Day: silent film postcards

Flowers and chocolates and clichés, I don’t care, but I really like the idea of reclaiming Valentine’s Day as a time to express your feelings for the important people in your life. I have so many amazing friends, they mean … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Misc | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Now on the Media History Digital Library: several of my film magazines

Well, when I say ‘now’, I mean ‘several months ago’. Last year, I went on holiday to Europe (including taking in Il Cinema Ritrovato), and while in the Netherlands, I picked up several issues of the Dutch journal Cinema en Theater … Continue reading


Posted in Misc | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Film | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

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

Posted in Film festivals | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments


Expect silent film commentary; expect analyses of film history; expect a bunch of GIFs.

Posted in Misc | Tagged | Leave a comment