Murder, drug binges, espionage, prostitution… the early British film industry revelled in salacious behaviour fit to match any Hollywood gossip column, writes Amanda Randall.
On the 20th April, British Silents and BFI presented an all day programme of London-related film at London’s Cinema Museum. Keith Braithwaite describes the experience.
TAKE ONE writers have voted on Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short and Best Festival for 2012 as well as some one-off awards from individual writers. Cover image by Harry Hunt.
Abram Room’s Soviet propaganda piece is proof that cinema was exploring some very interesting places before talkies came along, writes Gavin Midgley.
As the lights of Cambridge rose in the dusk of Sunday evening, the curtains also drew to a close on the 15th British Silent Film Festival. Mike Boyd reports back from a night to remember.
LIVINGSTONE was described as ‘a film more romantic in its making than any motion picture yet produced’ at the time of its release in 1926. This is still true compared to perhaps any other film made during the silent era. The extraordinary aspect of the film is its production, which in turn makes for an [...]
Authentic Venetian locations are the backdrop for the story of a silly Count who loses the will to live when his lover is murdered, and has a magician chum place him in suspended animation – only to find himself in need of Viagra 200 years further down the family tree. Showing this afternoon at Queens Theatre, Emmanuel College at 5.30.
The British Silent Film Festival will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary in Cambridge at the Arts Picturehouse with a four-day programme starting on April 19th. Look out for special print copies of TAKE ONE at the Picturehouse and around Cambridge and read full coverage here at takeonecff.com