MiDNiTES for MANIACS & FILM NOIR FOUNDATION-Support Silent Film Festival

T H E F I L M G O I N G C O M M U N I T Y

LOVE OF FILMS & BEING ABLE TO EXPERIENCE THEM AS INTENDED, THAT COMMUNAL SHARING ASPECT, IS

VERY IMPORTANT! IT WAS LOVELY TO SEE THIS SLIDE PROJECTED-IT GIVES US ALL A BIT OF HOPE THAT

FILM GOING AUDIENCES WILL CONTINUE TO BE A PART OF OUR CULTURE. IRONIC, TO BLOG THIS, CONSIDERING

THAT THE BEWILDERING ARRAY OF ZEROS & ONES IS PART OF THE PROBLEM. PERHAPS IT WILL BECOME PART OF

SOLUTION! CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE MUTUAL SUPPORT & SHARING OF THIS UNIQUE ART FORM. APPLAUSE!

Linking & building appreciative film-going audiences is the important goal. This was terrific to see!

Linking & building appreciative film-going audiences is the important goal. This was terrific to see!

Pola Negri–Does She Need A Supreme Court?

It took years of pleading to get one of her films shown @ the San Francisco Silent Film Festival. Now, we ask for more. Her career was full, wide, brilliant. She lived life over the edge long before Elizabeth Taylor or Lindsay Lohan. She invented public drama.

But behind all those layers of robust Social Media precursors was a truly gifted artist. We can only hope that her work will be up there with Garbo, Pickford, Swanson, Chaplin, Valentino, Fairbanks. Her time is overdue…

Viva Pola Mania!

San Francisco Silent Film Festival Presents Hitchcock 9 Silent Era Films

A TRIBUTE TO GENIUS–

Alfred Hitchcock-Maestro           (1899-1980) 9 Of His Silent Era Films Featured @ Castro Theatre June 2013

Alfred Hitchcock-Maestro
(1899-1980)
9 Of His Silent Era Films
Featured @ Castro Theatre June 2013

Was a terrific honour & priviledge to attend & have the opportunity to meet one of his grand daughters & her daughter, a great-grand daughter. Wonderful way to experience the continuity of film history with a living connection to the genius behind the making of so many iconic films. They were fun to meet & clearly elated to be there for this highly deserved tribute. He never won an Academy Award, but many who worked with him did. Yet, he is remembered today, whilst many who did received that coveted Golden Man are not. His films still fill houses & the best of them require multiple viewings, just to savour the brilliance. All thanks to those associated with the San Francisco Silent Film Festival who made this tribute to him possible! Putting this together was a fine achievement for this art form & offered many of us a chance, for the first time, to see how his genius evolved.

Here is a still from The Ring, 1927

The Ring, 1927, featuring Lilian Hall-Davis & Carl Brisson.  Still taken from Castro Theatre Screen projection 15 June 2013.

The Ring, 1927, featuring Lilian Hall-Davis & Carl Brisson. Still taken from Castro Theatre Screen projection 15 June 2013.

This special treat from You Tube, collected by Morgan T. Rhys. We owe this person a debt of gratitude. This tribute covers most of his vast career. It was a joy to watch these!
EVERY ALFRED HITCHCOCK CAMEO

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