Train to Train – Early Rhythms of Silent Film (Lumière and Keaton)

During the first quarter of film history, film language very quickly cemented itself into forms that would stay that way in mainstream cinema until the middle of the 20th century. Looking back at the surviving imagery of the first era of film (i.e. the silent era), it’s easy to see how these forms quickly solidified and became the norm for the typical and the innovative … Continue reading Train to Train – Early Rhythms of Silent Film (Lumière and Keaton)

The General – Buster Keaton (1926)

Silent film is having something of a renaissance at the moment.  Though it’s doubtful whether the success of The Artist will actually bleed through into the industry itself and create more silent film, the interest in it is currently the highest it’s been for decades.  With this in mind then, the DVD of the week this time is from that era and is not only considered brilliant … Continue reading The General – Buster Keaton (1926)