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Exploring films from the first silent movies through to present day classic cinema

Fashion Finds – How to Show Your Love for Marilyn Monroe Through Fashion

Marilyn Monroe is a style icon. Her costumes and fashion sense have become instantly recognisable. For many, she optimises the Hollywood in the 50s: glamour, sex appeal and tragedy all rolled into one.   via GIPHY If you’re like us, you love to show your passion for film through what you wear. In this blog…
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9 Facts You Should Know About Marilyn Monroe

The 1st of June marks Marilyn Monroe’s Birthday. The tragic star appeared in 29 films and won 10 awards over the span of her career. She died in 1962, aged just 36. She’s immortalised today as an iconic face of the 1950s, and as a famous sex symbol. Here are 10 facts you need to…
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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…
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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…
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5 Silent Movies For Beginners

Jaunty piano music, stunning costumes, and a distinct lack of health and safety – Silent films has it all. There are thousands of silent movies out there, ready to be watched. But where do you start? What are the best silent movies for beginners? Silent Movies can be difficult to get into. There is an…
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The Lumiere Brothers

One cold wintery Saturday in 1895, a group of people queued up at The Grand Cafe in Paris. They paid one franc to descend into the basement. There, was a collection of seats in a row and a large sheet. A Projector stood in front of the sheet. The Lumiere brothers hovered, nervously. These people…
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4 Classic Movies on Netflix Right Now

Netflix is a brilliant source of films. Netflix is closely associated with new shows, like Stranger Things and The Crown. It also has a collection of popular movies and TV shows. But did you know you can get your fix of Cinema History on there too? These are some of the best classic movies on…
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Music Hall – Film’s meaner, older brother

The crowd cheers. Roses are thrown. Bows are taken. That’s how Music Hall actors hope to end a night. Music Hall in the late 1800s was a hugely popular pastime for the working classes. Shows consisted of singers, circus acts, comedians, actors, and anything that can entertain. It was a great industry to work in if you had the right talents…
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