Jason Cochran

Stuff you never knew you never knew

Posts Tagged ‘silent film’

Aug

23

2016

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Rudolph Valentino Died 90 Years Ago Today (So the Woman in Black Returned)

As they have done for 89 years since, Rudolph Valentino's fans gathered at 12:10 pm in the mausoleum at Hollywood Forever Cemetery to pay tribute—songs, praise, sermons about the eternal life of fame.

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Dec

4

2013

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New Zealand, Savior of American Cinematic History

Ironically, the heedless way the world viewed silent movies was the very thing that allowed these copies to survive unnoticed at the end of the consumption chain.

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Jan

12

2011

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Charlie Chaplin was the immigrant America refused

Tweet One of the fascinating things about studying American history is that it’s so full of contradictions. In order for a country of our size and variety to cohere at all, we require a group acceptance of some pretty romantic mythology. And often, the real story is a lot uglier than the prettified conventional wisdom […]

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