Tag Archives: silent film

Post-Post-Holiday Purchase Recommendation: The Penalty

I first came across Lon Chaney‘s The Penalty (1920) shortly after my youngest, Lorna, was born. Lorna was roughly a week old and still sleeping in a bassinet in our bedroom. Lorna’s two older brothers had already fallen asleep, but my … Continue reading

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Post-Holiday Purchase Recommendation: The Complete Metropolis

My two best movie going experiences both occurred at the Music Box in Chicago, a magnificent venue that constantly showcases wonderful cinema. It is one of the things I miss most from my time spent in Chicago. In 2002 I … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Music and Silence

I am able to count myself among the fortunate ones who attended The Byrd Theater on the Friday before Halloween and witnessed the Lon Chaney film version of The Phantom of the Opera (1925) with live organ accompaniment provided by … Continue reading

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