Done in 1922, the black-and-white silent picture
is considered to be one of the earliest films from the Southern Philippines.
These resources, as well as the extant films themselves, publicity and marketing materials, and other trade publications, can be used to trace the development of various genres in silent film, examine the predecessors of today's movie scores, explicate public and industry tastes and preferences, and reveal the training, preparation, and approaches of the musicians who composed, arranged, and performed for the silent picture
. In the first case below, I examine print music for "spook tales"--the forerunner of the horror film and ghost movie--through the lens of a collection at the University of North Texas and how that information helps us parse performance practices for the genre.
While the comedian's filmography is incomplete, the one compiled by historian Sam Gill (Silent Picture
, Summer 1972) has Talmadge surfacing in at least two other Bunny pictures: "The Troublesome Stepdaughters" and "Lovesick Maidens of Cuddleton" (both 1912).
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.'" The report thus exonerated Hollywood and all within of any involvement in politics and any attempt to influence the public.
He has also accompanied singers, a dance band and the Plaza's first silent picture
since its reopening more than a decade ago.
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.
FAIRYHOUSE: 1.50 Silent Picture
, 2.20 Our Girl Salley, 2.50 Louisville Lip, 3.35 Frascati Park, 4.05 Realt Dubh, 4.35 Ballymak, 5.05 Cash And Go.
The musicals include remakes of the silent picture
The Belle of New York (1952; dir.
The anonymous reporter waxed poetic as he essentially signed the death certificate for the silent film biz: "As prints wear out and sprocket holes give way, the silent picture
's scratched off the list.
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.