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Silent Motion Pictures and Early Talkies on DVD: New Expanded Edition By John Howard Reid
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This new expanded edition of "Silent Films & Early Talkies on DVD" now includes more than half the 500 films now available on DVD from the period 1920 through 1933. In addition to a... More > quality rating of the DVD disc itself, and a review of the movie concerned, detailed cast and technical credits are provided, plus original release and other background information. The book is copiously illustrated with top-quality black-and-white photos and stills from the author's personal collection.< Less
Lon Chaney's The Miracle Man: The Novel that Inspired the Famous Lost Film By Frank L. Packard
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Lon Chaney's "The Miracle Man" is one of the famous "lost" films of the silent movie era. A bold, riveting expose of a phony "faith healer," this film saw the "Man... More > of a Thousand Faces" once again playing a grotesque, pathetic character, yet one the audience can still feel sympathy for. Though a complete print of the original film may be lost forever, the novel it is based on, by Frank L. Packard, lives on. Follow the monstrous lives of old-time criminals and religious frauds in this buried treasure from the past.< Less
TOUGH KID-The Life and Films of Frankie Darro By John Gloske
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TOUGH KID-THE LIFE AND TIMES OF FRANKIE DARRO is a story of stardom to skid row. Darro was one of the few child actors to successfully make the transition to young adult roles. As a popular child... More > actor he was featured in numerous silent movies and made the transition to sound films with ease. Darro appeared with such stars of the the Golden Age of Hollywood as Bette Davis, The Marx Bros., James Cagney and Clark Gable. The book contains many rare photos and the most complete filmography ever published. John Gloske was a friend of Frankie Darro's during the final four years of the actors life. A< Less
TOUGH KID-The Life and Films of Frankie Darro By John Gloske
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TOUGH KID-THE LIFE AND TIMES OF FRANKIE DARRO is a story of stardom to skid row. Darro was one of the few child actors to successfully make the transition to young adult roles. As a popular child... More > actor he was featured in numerous silent movies and made the transition to sound films with ease. Darro appeared with such stars of the the Golden Age of Hollywood as Bette Davis, The Marx Bros., James Cagney and Clark Gable. The book contains many rare photos and the most complete filmography ever published. John Gloske was a friend of Frankie Darro's during the final four years of the actors life. A< Less
The Werewolf's Heart By Kurt McCoy
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In 1913, Universal Pictures released the very first werewolf film ever made: "The Werewolf" starring Phyllis Gordon as a Navajo witch who transforms herself into a wolf to carry out a... More > hundred year plan for revenge. This short movie was lost when all known copies were destroyed in a fire in 1924. The film has been all but forgotten by Horror fans, known only to a few aficionados and scholars. This work attempts to create the first sequel to that long lost original werewolf film.The story is presented as the "novelization" of a Silent Movie that never actually existed. In it, a posse of Western lawmen pursue desperate outlaws up a haunted mountain, awakening the Skinchanger who makes the mountain her home. A bloody battle for survival ensues, pitting lawmen and outlaws alike against an undying, indestructible foe--hungry for human flesh!< Less
Buster Keaton: The Later Years By chris wade
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In the golden age of silent cinema, Buster Keaton was one of the world's most revered filmmakers, his fame and acclaim matched only by Chaplin. However, when his career and personal life took a down... More > turn upon the arrival of sound, Keaton's achievements were forgotten, and for years he was seen as a faded relic from another era. Contrary to popular belief however, Keaton bounced back. He quit the drink, remarried and got his career back on track. In the 1950s and 60s, he kept on working steadily on TV, in commercials, telefilms, mainstream movies and independent features. This book explores the final years, and days, of Buster Keaton. Chris Wade looks at the wide variety of work he took on, such as Film, which Keaton made with Samuel Beckett; The Railrodder, one of his final two- reelers; and a host of other lost curiosities worthy of dusting off and re-evaluating. Wade makes a case for this latter period being a Keaton renaissance. Also includes a new Q and A with Gerald Potterton, director of The Railrodder.< Less
Stanthology By Antony Mitchell-Waite & Joanne Mitchell-Waite
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This is a chronological scrapbook guide to the cinema released films made between 1957 and 1974, mainly by Robert Youngson that brought silent cinema back to the public. It details worldwide release... More > dates and titles, news cuttings and reviews and details poster comparisons.< Less
D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation: "The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon By Thomas Dixon
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The silent film masterpiece "Birth of a Nation" (1914)--sprawling, controversial, even incendiary-- would be banned, scorned and censored, yet would survive to become one of the greatest,... More > most legendary films in cinema history. A violent epic of the South both during the Civil War and the tragic, miserable days of Reconstruction, "Birth of a Nation" would present to the world an heretical retelling of a painful period of American history, one that many would just as soon forget. Now here is the source material for that epic masterpiece of war and its aftermath, of courage, cowardice, conspiracy and revenge. Thomas Dixon's novel takes a long, hard look at brutal suppression and injustice, at arrogant tyranny and the sorts of events that lead to the infamous struggle. Harsh and uncompromising, "The Clansman" is like no other novel you have ever read. Flying in the face of conventional history, it is indeed as if it were, in the words of Woodrow Wilson, "Like history writ with lightning!"< Less
New Empress Magazine Issue 5 By Helen Cox
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Inside this issue you will find articles on Who Invented Cinema, Reservoir Dogs in Phenakistoscope, The Bluffer’s Guide to Silent Film, Silent Hitchcock: The Voiceless Origins of a Visual... More > Master, The Silent Stories of a host of early film icons and a special column from silent film expert Matthew Sweet. Just like the early world of cinema, however, we’re all about variety and thus on our “Talkie Takeover” pages you’ll find a smattering of articles on talking pictures. Check out our piece on Hollywood Versus Videogames, educate yourself with our unique history of film studio logos and rediscover the B-Movie master with horror specialist Nigel Floyd’s review of Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel.< Less
Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times: A Social Parable in the Age of the Great Depression By Trent Bader
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Trent A. Bader's book on Modern Times is an in-depth look at Chaplin's most controversial film. Chaplin's filmmaking had already garnered negative attention from the J. Edgar Hoover led FBI when... More > Modern Times was released in 1936. Facing a possible exile from the United States, Chaplin pushed forward and created one of the greatest and most enduring films ever produced. Using released federal documents, film historian critiques, and Chaplin's own words, Bader proves once again that Chaplin was a legend in his own time - a legend whose work retains its relevance to this day.< Less

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