Midweek Movies: Silent Life

"The Great Lover Loved By All But His Loves." A stylized silent film honoring the life of Hollywood's first sex symbol and silent screen icon, Rudolph Valentino, and Hollywood's 100th anniversary.

Photo credit: Strictly Vintage Hollywood

The Silent Life is a directorial debut by Vlad Koslov, and is based on the troubled life of legendary silent screen actor Rudolph Valentino. Famous for being called “The Great Lover” of Hollywood cinema, his personal life suggests otherwise – he could not even satisfy his own wife.

Seen through the perspective of Valentino in a coma (after a collapse), the film shows a glimpse into his Hollywood past life, and his life post-coma under the care of a nurse’s aid who shows him the real meaning of love.

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Speaking of silent films, one of our Lomography community members saysaysay wrote about the award-winning silent film, The Artist. Find out why she was so inspired to shoot with her LomoKino in this article.

Enter a new analogue dimension with the LomoKino. Lomography’s own 35mm analogue movie camera allows you to capture action and immortalize your story on film! Shoot 144 frames on any 35mm film and create your own cinematic masterpieces. Want to watch your movie the old-school way? We also offer the LomoKino and LomoKinoscope package!

written by shhquiet on 2012-02-03 in #lifestyle #silent-film #movies #midweek-movies #film #rudolph-valentino #drama #35mm #lomokino #hollywood

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