Paul Merton’s Weird and Wonderful World of Early Cinema

It’s surprising that a comedian known for his verbal dexterity and deadpan delivery says his heroes as silent film stars. But, Paul Merton’s love and passion for early cinema are legendary. He comes across as someone who’s both knowledgeable and passionate. Again, it feels strange when compared to his persona on Have I Got News For You. When I spotted Paul Merton’s documentary on TV, I watched because I was…

10 things you should know about Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford is the undeniable queen of the silent era. She was the most prominent female star of the silent era. Her fame earnt her the title of “America’s Sweetheart”. At her peak, the only actor who matched her fame and box office draw was Charlie Chaplin. Her talent as an actress and instinct for how to perform helped transform early filmmaking. Later, she became the most influential woman in…

Charlie Chaplin for Beginners: 4 Films to Get You Started

For many, Charlie Chaplin is one of the most iconic faces in Silent Cinema. His iconic costume and classic slapstick approach have made his legacy endure. Chaplin is a gateway into silent comedy. His stories are easy to follow, funny and engaging. If you’re looking to get into silent movies or just want to get into Chaplin films, the films below are a great place to start. The Kid (1921)…

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