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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

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Pictorial emotion: the moods of Makowska

I always enjoy sets of photographs where an actor is pictured expressing a variety of emotions: ‘passion’, ‘hatred’, ‘sorrow’, ‘love’, ‘grief’, ‘surprise’, etc. A famous example of this phenomenon is this spread of Florence Lawrence (‘The Biograph Girl’), printed in A Pictorial … Continue reading

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A mailout of film postcards

For posterity/self-archiving purposes and the possible interest of others, here are the postcards I made and mailed out to friends for Valentine’s Day. A gaggle of Garbos, a multi-Moz, Barrymore times four, etc. May the film gods not be angered … 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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