9 posts tagged Silent Film
Long-missing comedy shorts such as 1927’s “Mickey’s Circus,” featuring a 6-year-old Mickey Rooney in his first starring role, 1917’s “Neptune’s Naughty Daughter”; 1925’s “Fifty Million Years Ago,” an animated introduction to the theory of evolution; and a 1924 industrial short, “The Last Word in Chickens,” are among the American silent films recently found at the EYE Filmmusem in Amsterdam.
Le voyage dans la lune (1902) - directed by Georges Méliès.
A research study from the Library of Congress reveals for the first time how many feature films produced by U.S. studios during the silent film era still exist, what condition they’re in and where they are located. To no one’s surprise, the news is bleak. Only 14% of the 10,919 silent films released by major studios exist in their original 35mm or other format, according to the report, “The Survival of American Silent Feature Films: 1912-1929.” Another 11% survive in full-length foreign versions or on film formats of lesser image quality. The report was authored by film historian and archivist David Pierce under commission by the Library’s 25 year-old National Film Preservation Board. It was published by the Council on Library and Information Resources.
Fantômas - A l’ombre de la guillotine (1913) dir. Louis Feuillade
Film: Modern Times
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Actors: Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard
Chaplin filmed this famous final scene of Modern Times on a desolate stretch of the Sierra Highway near Wallace Canyon Road. The Tramp and The Gamine walking off into the sunset was a fitting end to the great silent film era.