Neatorama Posts Tagged "silent film"
Buster Keaton's Funniest Gag...

In this scene from the 1921 movie Hard Luck, Buste...  ...hs than any other in all his movies. However, the film was lost for many years until it was partially re...  ...n.But how did he do that dive into the brickwork? Silent Locations explains that the pool did extend to th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/10/03/buster-keatons-funniest-gag/
Metropolis at 90: The Enduring Legacy of a Pop Modernist Dystopia...

Fritz Lang produced a huge 153-minute budget-busti...  ...aid.Lang wasn’t alone back in 1927 when the film was first released. Critics applauded the strikin...  ...is own), and called it, “Quite the silliest film .” It was also attacked as a bunch of simple...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/10/Metropolis-at-90-The-Enduring-Legacy-of-a-Pop-Modernist-Dystopia/
1913: The First Bollywood Film

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCdIqJ5qEH0](Vide...  ...com/watch?v=yCdIqJ5qEH0](Video Link)The worldwide film phenomenon known as Bollywood began with this 191...  ...henomenon known as Bollywood began with this 1913 silent film Raja Harishchandra. Govind Phalke, who is sometim...  ...cinema," produced this,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/04/1913-The-First-Bollywood-Film/
Silent Film Parkour

[https://youtu.be/_ObVK7SHUVE] (YouTube link)Surel...  ...ually all his own stunts. He nearly drowned while filming a river scene in Our Hospitality (1923) when a sa...  ...safety line broke, and he actually broke his neck filming a scene in Sherlock, Jr. (1924), when he fell ont...  ...ower. Both of these scene...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/07/Silent-Film-Parkour/
Helen Holmes: The Girl at the Switch...

A century before Jennifer Lawrence was slinging ar...  ...l climax to an episode of the wildly popular 1915 silent film series The Hazards of Helen. In a few year’...  ...as she faded into obscurity with the rest of the silent film stars- was what she did behind the scenes. A Chic...  ...large part, its cr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/02/Helen-Holmes-The-Girl-at-the-Switch/
Greed: The Lost Masterpiece...

The following is an article from Uncle John's Endl...  ...John's Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader. For film director Eric von Stroheim, bringing his favorite...  ...uld make it a hard book to turn into a movie, but silent film director Eric von Stroheim knew he could do it. T...  ...s of odd jobs found work...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/29/Greed-The-Lost-Masterpiece/
Classic Hollywood’s First Asian-American Star...

Anna Mae Wong grew up in Los Angeles, determined t...  ...talent. Still, she had a groundbreaking career in silent films and talkies in both the U.S. and Europe. Wong&rs...  ...lt work of exotic roles she’d played on the silent screen, audiences expected her to speak with a br...  ...partially be attribut...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/01/Classic-Hollywoods-First-Asian-American-Star/
An Absurd Device to Add Dialogue to Silent Films

The motion picture industry was in full swing years before synchronized sound was developed. Many engineers were working on adding sound to movies, but one of the strangest ideas came from romance novelist and amateur en...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/30/An-Absurd-Device-to-Add-Dialogue-to-Silent-Films/
A Life in the Gossip Columns...

The silent movie actress Pola Negri was one of Hollywood's f...  ...rst imports, after she achieved stardom in German films . But German imports were risky in the aftermath o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/16/A-Life-in-the-Gossip-Columns/
White Shadow: Alfred Hitchcock's First Film

Alfred Hitchcock made his first movie in 1924. The...  ...ix reels were found mislabeled in the New Zealand Film Archive. Now the National Film Preservation Foundation has made it available onl...  ...he White Shadow" is as close to being a Hitchcock film as a movie can get wit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/21/White-Shadow-Alfred-Hitchcocks-First-Film/




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