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Nitrate-era blog roll

PostMon Jan 14, 2008 9:55 am

Post any blogs you read relating to the subject of film in the NitrateVille time period:

Greenbriar Picture Shows
Once a week, in-depth looks at something that was in the theaters in the 30s, 40s, or 50s, with a lot of personal remembrance relating to showmanship then (and later TV exposure), but also a clear-eyed view of the industry as a business.

Vitaphone Varieties
Highly visual commentary on early sound era personalities and films (mostly music-related) from Jeff Cohen, who posted at AMS as Vitaphone.

DaveKehr.com
Longtime movie reviewer and NY Times DVD beat writer gets more in depth into classic era auteurist concerns here (right now there's a nice appreciation of Leo McCarey that manages to bring in everyone from Charley Chase to Yasujiro Ozu).

The Bioscope
Learned observations and roundup of the news on early film, from UK-based Luke McKernan (aka NV poster Urbanora).

Cartoons On Film
AMS poster Tom Stathes' blog on early animation.

Ferdinand Von Galitzien
Inimitable blog by a Spanish-German count who reviews many rarities broadcast by Arte in Europe and otherwise unknown in the US. (Most content also posted here.)

Silent Film Music by Ben Model
Blog by well-known accompanist Ben Model (aka NV poster silentfilmmusic).

Stummfilm
German-language blog by NV poster Knut.
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PostTue Jan 29, 2008 8:39 pm

The Silent Movie Blog by Chris Snowden:
http://thesilentmovieblog.blog.com/
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Joe Thompson ;0)
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PostSat Feb 09, 2008 12:55 pm

Some more blogs:

The Crowd Roars
http://silentfilmlegend.blogspot.com/
"from the earliest silents to the dawn of television"

Edna's Place
http://ednapurviance.blogspot.com/
On Edna Purivance, Chaplin, and related matters

Every Little Breeze
http://everybreeze.blogspot.com/index.html
On Louise Brooks and related matters

Pasion Silente
http://pasionsilente.blogspot.com/
Not in English, but looks great.

Recanto Silente
http://recantosilente.blogspot.com/
Ditto.

Stummfilm-blog
http://blog.stummfilm.info/
Informative, up-to-the-minute, and in German (see also the excellent sister site on silent film festivals and events, http://www.stummfilm.info, which has information in English e.g. http://www.stummfilm.info/festival/2008/index_en.html)
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New MGM Blog

PostTue Jun 17, 2008 6:07 am

I just started a new blog wherein I comment on MGM movies: Stars in Heaven: An MGM Blog.

My wife and I are slowly but surely watching every MGM film (that still exists), in order. We started with 1924, when the company was founded, and are now up to 1931.

The blog: http://anmgmblog.blogspot.com/

- Michael N.
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PostFri Jun 20, 2008 12:38 pm

Michael Brooke is writing a daily blog on each and every Méliès film on the David Shepard / Flicker Alley DVD set. He's writing one review a day, and he's already up to 1900.

http://filmjournal.net/melies/
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PostMon Jun 23, 2008 5:36 pm

silentfilm wrote:Michael Brooke is writing a daily blog on each and every Méliès film on the David Shepard / Flicker Alley DVD set. He's writing one review a day, and he's already up to 1900.

http://filmjournal.net/melies/


I sent the url on to my wife, Mary. She's a big Méliès fan.

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