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Silents & The Birth of Cinema Anonymous 02/03/2021 (Wed) 03:32:49 No.1355
[JW15 ~ 11/16/2019] Lately I've been watching nonfiction content from the silent era -- found footage, documentary, early fragments. This excellent video from the Museum of Modern Art captures a lot of what attracts me to these films. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBNwiPgknn8 >It's not so much being seduced by a story, it's the thrill of seeing in itself. I'm just disappointed that it's often difficult to find quality versions of this stuff. Watching anything potato quality youtube or even DVD doesn't do justice to the footage, and you lose the experience of time travel if you can't see clear details.
>>1355 I never know that Biograph shot everything with 68mm film in their earliest years. It turns out a surprising number of early production companies used large format film because of Edison's patents on 35mm. Yet this is the first time I've seen any of it properly restored. >A patent case victory in March 1902 allowed Biograph and other producers and distributors to use the less expensive 35 mm format without an Edison license, although Biograph did not completely phase out 68 mm production until autumn of 1903. Too bad Biograph didn't use 68mm in all their productions. It was phased out years before Griffith started working for them. The DVDs of his early shorts don't look very good. Anyway BFI says they've digitized 700+ early silent shorts to be put online this year commemorating Queen Victoria's 200th birthday. She was born in May so did this already happen? I don't think I've seen the restored shorts pop up anywhere. https://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/announcements/62-lff-victorian-moving-picture-show-imax
>>1357 danke. I wish there were more.
Best silent film face
>>1359 Yeah that scene with the old man giving her some bread is fantastic.
I was reading about Lillian Gish giving many antiwar speeches in 1941. Her outspoken wrongthink eventually hurt her acting career. I'm disappointed I can't find any recordings or transcripts of her speeches, some of which were broadcast on the radio. HL Mencken observed at the time that newspapers avoided printing what she said. Does anyone have an idea where to find this material? Did she talk much about this period of her life in later interviews?
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Are there any silent films or footage dealing with the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918? I can't find anything.
>>1362 Best I can do is this 1919 Italian film about the Black Death https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0010559/
>>1363 That looks very interesting. Could you upload it here by any chance? It's evading me a bit.
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>>1364 Here's a torrent although the file is large (8GB) https://rarbg.to/torrent/ru2gk95
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>>1365 >scene rips aren't so ba-
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