As the social reach of Pretty Clever Films keeps expanding (first Twitter, then the world ya’ll!) I’ve been getting some version of this question quite a lot lately: I’ve never seen a silent movie. What do you recommend? Of course, we silent film enthusiasts both welcome this question and sort of dread this question. It [...]
Here’s some hand-colored original clips from a Trip to the Moon. This is just a little tease of what you’ll be watching if you win A Trip to the Moon! How unbelievably gorgeous is this?
Silent films weren’t always black and white, ya know. It’s a fact that modern viewers sometimes lose sight of. Sometimes silent films were brought to glorious life by pain staking hand coloring. Each tiny little frame is a master piece. The color restoration of Georges Melies’ A Trip to Moon was one of the [...]
So seriously, I made a little online tour of the rep cinema’s last night to see what’s on offer this weekend, and felt very disappointed that I can’t go out to a silent film screening this week. The Toronto Silent Film Festival spoiled me! It might just be me and the dvds this weekend, folks. [...]
Wowee – is my feets sore from doing the Charleston with Joan Crawford in Our Dancing Daughters! Last night was the opening night of the Toronto Silent Film Festival and fabulous it was. But despite sipping bathtub gin til the wee hours of the morn, this jazz baby is hard at work this morning to [...]
The marvelous feature “Short Film of the Day” over at filmschoolrejects offers up a tasty morsel of film everyday. I always look forward to watching the selection, but I was delighted today when they featured Georges Méliès‘ “A Trip to the Moon.” If you care for silent film at all, you’ve probably seen this one, [...]