Tag: silent films

  • Today in History: Charlie Chaplin is Born (1889)

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-04-16 #videos
    Today in History: Charlie Chaplin is Born (1889)

    On this day, 123 years ago, one of the most influential and creative personalities of the silent film era was born. Let us take a look back at the life and silent film milestones of English comic actor Charlie Chaplin in this installment of Today in History.

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  • Throwback Thursday: The Great Gatsby (1926)

    written by geegraphy on 2013-05-16 #videos
    Throwback Thursday: The Great Gatsby (1926)

    We all know the much-awaited Baz Luhrmann adaptation of The Great Gatsby opened the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival earlier this week. But did you know that this movie is already the fifth screen adaptation of this F. Scott Fitzgerald classic?

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  • Ancient Walls, Silent Films, and Bottomless Cups

    written by soundfoodaround on 2012-09-25 #news
    Ancient Walls, Silent Films, and Bottomless Cups

    If we ask you where the most bustling, hopping, spot in Beijing was, where would you have guessed? Sanlitun, perhaps? Well, for cultural life it's got to be a former Hong'en Daoist Temple! The Zajia Lab is a project space which focuses on video, interdisciplinary, and performance art. After the jump, find out what cinephile's dream event is gracing the interior of the stone walls!