WHAT IS A LOST FILM

The Library of Congress estimates that 75% of all silent films are lost forever. But what is a lost film?

From Disaster to Iconic Gown – The ‘Top Hat’ Feather Incident

Dancing and beautiful dresses go hand in hand. The swish and swing of an outfit amplifies every movement. Ginger Rogers’ costumes in her films are almost as stunning as her dancing talent. One of Rogers’ most famous dresses is this one, from the Cheek to Cheek routine in Top Hat (1935)

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10 things you should know about Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford is the undeniable queen of the silent era. Her fame earnt her the title of “America’s Sweetheart”. Here are ten facts you should know about the Queen of the silent screen.

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What is Silent Film?

“Silent Film” is a term used to desribe very early cinema. But what is a silent film? How did audiences watch them? Whay were they so popular?

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Paul Merton’s Weird and Wonderful World of Early Cinema

When I spotted Paul Merton’s documentary on TV, I watched because I was a huge fan of his. However, I left with a newfound passion for Silent Cinema that’s changed my life.

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Le Voyage Dans La Lune (1902)

In the early years of the 1900s, the film industry was picking up. Films were being churned out at an extremely high rate. They were cheaply made and lasted around a few minutes. Most were depicting real-life situations (“Actualities”) or single scene sketches. This early filmmaking fascinated Georges Méliès since he’d been in the audience at a Lumiere Brothers’ screening. His excitement over this brand new technology saw him create around 500 films in 17 years. His background as an actor and illusionist helped him to invent new ways to bring magic to the screen. In 1902, he set out on his mission to create his most ambitious motion picture yet: Le Voyage Dans la Lune.

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Louis Le Prince – The Life of The Father Of Cinematography

Louis Le Prince is widely considered to be the Father of Cinematography. He was a talented inventor with a vast knowledge of photography for the time. He held 5 patents[…]

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My top 10 Classic British Movies

The British film industry has gone from strength to strength. Although it has had a few wobbles here and there, plus a couple of World Wars severely affecting production, the[…]

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Harvey (1950) – Film Review

It can be pretty hard to act when your co-star is invisible. Somehow James Stewart makes it work. Harvey is, and always will be, my favourite film, based solely on[…]

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