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    SEEING DOUBLE: RARE FILMS IN ALTERNATE VERSIONS

    UCLA Film and Television Archive is giving film buffs in Los Angeles an unprecedented opportunity to view six pictures from the transitional period from silence to sound in dual versions, back to back.

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    Denver's 2nd Silent Film Festival Celebrates Early Cinema

    It’s official: The Denver Silent Film Festival is now an annual event! An opening gala—at the Seawell Ballroom on September 21st—heralds the start of its second year.

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    The True King Of Comedy

    The first movie book I ever read was Mack Sennett’s autobiography 'King of Comedy', borrowed from my local library. I’ve bristled ever since when other people have claimed that title, but Turner Classic Movies is setting things right by devoting four Thursdays in September to Sennett films.

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    Napoleon, Triumphant

    “Thrilling” is the only word to describe the experience of watching Abel Gance’s 5½ hour epic 'Napoleon', at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, California this weekend, accompanied by Carl Davis and the Oakland East Bay Symphony. There are two more performances next weekend, and if you don’t make an...

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    More Cinefest Adventures…

    Cinefest is a feast of rare silent and early-talkie pictures, with three rotating pianists (all of them gifted) providing accompaniment. If the only surviving print of a film is incomplete, like the appealing Clara Bow-Buddy Rogers romantic comedy Get Your Man (1927), directed by Dorothy Arzner, we&...

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    Buried Treasure Unearthed at Cinefest—Part One

    The weather was unseasonably warm, but it scarcely mattered to the hundreds of diehard film buffs who gathered just outside Syracuse, New York last weekend for the 38th annual Cinefest. Inside the Holiday Inn in Liverpool there were rare short subjects and features, including two “re-premieres” of m...

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    Alexander Payne, Silent Film Aficionado

    Alexander Payne is once again an Oscar-nominated director, for his wonderful film 'The Descendants' (still my favorite picture of 2011), but you may not be aware that his love of cinema runs deep. When he agreed to introduce Lon Chaney in 'He Who Gets Slapped' at last year’s San Francisco Silent Fil...

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    The Six Silent Films That Inspired "The Artist" Director Michel Hazanavicius (Gallery)

    Many filmmakers cite silent film as inspiration, but only a handful of living filmmakers have made them. With "The Artist" (opening this week), French director Michel Hazanavicius joins a small group that includes Mel Brooks ("Silent Movie") and Charles Lane ("Sidewalk Stori...

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    Links To Movie History

    History is where you find it, ranging from rare film clips of early Technicolor, silent-era Disney and more, newly posted online, and works of true scholarship, to amazing discoveries hiding in plain sight.

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    The Silent Cinema In Song, 1896-1929:

    The Silent Cinema In Song, 1896-1929:

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