Tag: silent film

  • Appreciating Films: The Passion of Joan of Arc – The Haunting Images of Facial Expressions

    written by tattso on 2011-10-18
    Appreciating Films: The Passion of Joan of Arc – The Haunting Images of Facial Expressions

    The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) is a beautiful silent film that collects some of the most haunting images of facial expressions. The actors were not allowed to wear make up unlike the other silent films, also made possible by the newly developed panchromatic film that could capture a natural skin tone, making it a unique work from the silent era that stands the test of time.

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  • LomoKino: The Idea and Going Bigger

    written by susielomovitz on 2012-01-25 #videos #gear #tutorials
    LomoKino: The Idea and Going Bigger

    No audio input, 144 frames per roll, a max of half a minute at a normal rhythm, a very small viewfinder, little stability... Restrictions? Not at all! The most important thing with this camera is the idea, and for that, you have absolute control.

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  • The Artist - First Silent Film to Win Oscar in over 80 Years!

    written by soundfoodaround on 2012-02-27 #news
    The Artist - First Silent Film to Win Oscar in over 80 Years!

    And the highly acclaimed film didn't snag just one, but five golden statuettes at the 84th Annual Academy Awards. This must be 'the' year for silent films, and we're thrilled to be a part of it! So, snuggle up to your grandma, who will probably pull your ear for insinuating she's old, and celebrate as loud as you can without using any words!

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  • Consider LomoKino for the 85th Academy Awards!

    written by soundfoodaround on 2012-02-27 #videos
    Consider LomoKino for the 85th Academy Awards!

    Inspired by the "Consider Uggie" campaign that began at the end of last year, in hopes the Academy would give Uggie, the Jack Russell Terrier, recognition for his performance, Lomography thinks it would be grand if the following black and white silent films received an honorary mention or two at next years Oscar ceremony!

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  • Appreciating Films: Un Chien Andalou (1929)

    written by kneehigh85 on 2011-11-28
    Appreciating Films: Un Chien Andalou (1929)

    When I first saw the movies produced by the new LomoKino, I was reminded of a short surrealist French movie by Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel made in 1929. It is a silent, and totally bonkers film, and I think all analogue enthusiasts ought to give it a watch if they haven't already.

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  • 1929 Silent Film of Soviet Cities

    written by soundfoodaround on 2012-02-28 #videos
    1929 Silent Film of Soviet Cities

    "Man with a Movie Camera" is an experimental, silent documentary film. It's experimental in that its director, Dziga Vertov, uses almost all the cinematic techniques in the book, ranging from double exposure to footage played backwards! It's a documentary as it shows urban life in various Soviet cities, and contains no actors! What a historical gem!

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  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 13 minutes (1910)

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-06-24
    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 13 minutes (1910)

    If you liked Alice in Wonderland in 8 Minutes, you might also enjoy watching this 1910 silent film adaptation of another popular children's novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!

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  • The First Christmas Movie

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-12-25 #videos
    The First Christmas Movie

    Yuletide celebrations will never be complete without the cheery and uplifting Christmas movies, but when did they start being part of the tradition? The so-called first Christmas movie may hold the answer!

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  • Midweek Movies: Silent Life

    written by shhquiet on 2012-02-03
    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.