The Coogan Act; If you currently work in the entertainment business, you are aware of the Coogan Law, but did you know that this law is named after former silent picture
child star, Jackie Coogan?
Had pictures contained "'propaganda of a subtle political nature, it would have been ineffective in the silent picture
, a fact which is obvious.
He has also accompanied singers, a dance band and the Plaza's first silent picture
since its reopening more than a decade ago.
Still, there remains a poignant wizardry to a well-produced silent picture
, which is reminiscent of the movement and expression synonymous with ballet.
That mostly silent picture
also took home awards for best actor (Jean Dujardin) and original score (Ludovic Bource).
In the opener, the booking of Davy Russell suggests a strong fancy for bumper winner Leave Him Alone, while the 104-rated Silent Picture
looks a solid alternative.
The musicals include remakes of the silent picture
The Belle of New York (1952; dir.
Adolph Zukor, president of Paramount Pictures, was also quoted in late 1928 as saying, "By no means is the silent picture
gone or even diminished in importance.
It's a puerile premise, made even sillier by highfalutin dialogue (by screenwriter Steven Katz) and somnolent pacing that makes us wonder at times if they are pulling our leg or embalming a classic silent picture
in the process of trying to emulate it.
In fact, it is the perfect visual narrative ekphrastically rendered, scrupulously worded so as to betray no information but what a silent picture
The Artist, an honest-to-goodness black-and-white silent picture
made by modern French filmmakers in Hollywood, will be shown on at the grand re-opening reminiscent of the days when the Uptown presented original black-and-white silent movies.
It was also the first place in Wales to show a silent picture
and remained undamaged by the blitz that destroyed much of Swansea city centre during the Second World War.