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The Black Pirate / The Alloy Orchestra

by The Staff July 10, 2013


  The Alloy Orchestra, acclaimed silent-film accompanists, return to MASS MoCA this weekend to add their joyful noise to a screening of Douglas Fairbanks’ Technicolor swashbuckler, The Black Pirate. You read correctly: The still shown here may ...

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by Shawn Stone May 30, 2012


Back in the VHS era, Paramount’s editions of Wings and other silent films were very nice, but ultimately less impressive than MGM/UA’s editions of silent classics. Titles like King Vidor’s comic homage to Hollywood, Show ...

Bed and Sofa

by The Staff April 19, 2012


The New York State Writers Institute is in the middle of finishing out its Spring film series with a quartet of silent-film delights. The Institute already has presented Daddy Long Legs, Marshall Neilan’s charming slice ...

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Movie Movie

by Laura Leon January 19, 2012

Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo star in THE ARTIST.
Photo: Peter Iovino

Considering the onslaught of big-budget and 3-D extravaganzas that seem to be monopolizing the local cineplex, The Artist is a decided anomaly. For one thing, it’s in black-and-white. More significant, however, is the fact that ...

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Charlie Chaplin Film Festival

by The Staff May 12, 2011


Biggest movie star ever? That’s easy. Charlie Chaplin. He was wildly popular everywhere; he made one smash hit after another for 35 years before he had a flop; all of his films are still widely ...

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