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reviewed Wizard of Oz (1925 silent film). September 09, 2009
The Wizard of Oz
   Anyone growing up in the 60's can remember that this movie was an annual must see TV event! Even 40 years later it still is as fresh as when it was first released. They don't make em like …
posted a Quick Tip about Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror (Imag.... August 26, 2009
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Director F.W. Murnau's most memorable film is an eerie unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula". This is one nifty DVD! ):-=
posted a Quick Tip about Nosferatu - Eine Symphonie des Grauen.... August 25, 2009
Nosferatu - Eine Symphonie des Grauens (Kino International's 2-disc The Ultimate DVD Edition)
"Nosferatu" is easily the most iconic and poetic vision of the vampire ever caught on film and remains the signature classic of Murnau's career. A gripping, gorgeous film that has been superbly restored …
reviewed Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror (Kino.... May 05, 2009
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   -This review pertains to Kino On Video's Restored Authorized Edition DVD of Nosferatu-    Perhaps the greatest horror film of all time premiered on March 4, 1922 in Berlin. …
reviewed Pandora's Box (The Criterion Collecti.... December 22, 2008
posted in Cinema of Silence
Pandora's Box
-This review pertains to the Criterion Collection's 2-disc Special Edition DVD of Pandora's Box-      Georg Wilhelm Pabst's 1929 film Pandora's Box is a masterful melodrama. Based …
reviewed Classics of the Early Cinema Collecti.... December 22, 2008
posted in Cinema of Silence
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As a distinct genre, horror can be dated back to the gothic literature of the seventeenth century. Since the invention of the motion picture film, there have been many attempts to translate the genre …
reviewed The Phantom of the Opera (The Milesto.... December 22, 2008
posted in Cinema of Silence
The Phantom of the Opera Ultimate Edition (front)
-This review pertains to The Phantom of the Opera: The Ultimate Edition DVD-       Faithfully adapted from Gaston Leroux's mystery novel, the Universal Studios' film The Phantom of …
reviewed TCM Archives: Lon Chaney Collection. December 22, 2008
posted in Cinema of Silence
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In 1883, Leonidas Chaney was born in Colorado Springs, however the world would come to know him as Lon Chaney. Lon Chaney was one of the great American performers during the era of silent filmmaking. …
reviewed Nosferatu - Eine Symphonie des Grauen.... December 17, 2008
Nosferatu - Eine Symphonie des Grauens (Kino International's 2-disc The Ultimate DVD Edition)
-This review pertains to Kino International's 2-disc Ultimate DVD Edition of Nosferatu-         In 1922, German director Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau released his film Nosferatu …
reviewed Pandora's Box (The Criterion Collecti.... April 19, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Pandora's Box
One of the last great works of the silent cinema, G.W. Pabst's PANDORA'S BOX was cruelly-ignored and dismissed by both audiences and critics upon it's original release in 1929. It wasn't until the George …
reviewed Nosferatu - Eine Symphonie des Grauen.... November 18, 2007
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Nosferatu - Eine Symphonie des Grauens (Kino International's 2-disc The Ultimate DVD Edition)
Creepy, truly creepy. Max Schreck as Count Orlok is beautifully terrifying. The portrayal is oustanding and truly spooky. This silent film has achieved without any words what most films today can't with …
reviewed The General (1927 movie). September 02, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Keaton and the train     Cons: Glorification of the Confederacy (PC thugs need only apply for this one)     The Bottom Line: Ten bucks on the Washington Generals  & …
reviewed Der Golem. May 28, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Der Golem
Set in sixteenth-century Prague, THE GOLEM is a classic silent film based upon a relatively well-known Jewish legend. Even though the Jews of Prague have peacefully lived among the other residents of …
reviewed The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923 film). March 05, 2007
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923 film)
Adapted from the famous novel by Victor Hugo, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME stars Lon Chaney as Quasimodo, the title character. In film begins with the people of Paris reveling and celebrating the Feast …
reviewed Sunrise - A Song of Two Humans. January 22, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Sunrise
Never had a silent film struck so loud a chord as that which is made in "Sunrise".     Directed by FW Murnau and released by Fox Films (before they merged with 20th Century Studios), …
reviewed The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Image En.... October 09, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Image Entertainment's
Before beginning to write this review I read a couple of the previous reviews, and one person said something that summed up my thoughts quite well. You Tim Burton fans will see stuff here that was obviously …
reviewed Faust (1926 film). August 05, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
Faust (1926 movie)
Having watched Nosferatu recently, I've developed a bit of a Murnau "thing", and Faust has done nothing to dampen this. In some ways it's a similar film - figuratively, Mephisto is not unlike Dracula, …
reviewed The General (1927 movie). January 31, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
The debate concerning who was the better comedian; Keaton or Chaplin, will always go on. However, I would say Keaton was because Keaton was the better overall actor of the two. Chaplin was funny because …
reviewed Nosferatu (Alpha Video DVD). November 17, 2002
posted in Movie Hype
Nosferatu (1929)
By not having any, FW Murnau's visionary film Nosferatu succinctly demonstrates how severely dialogue can dilute and trivialise a piece of cinema. Even disregarding the technical and artistic limitations …
reviewed Metropolis. September 20, 2002
posted in Movie Hype
Metropolis
METROPOLIS is a masterful piece of cinema. I've heard people talk about this movie for most of my life and how it inspired filmmakers and brought about a new type of moviemaking. Some of the scenes become …
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