Silent Film Star: Buster Keaton

Before films had audio like they do today, they were known as “silent films” due to their lack of dialogue and sound effects. Before the audio technology developed in the 1920s, silent films would be accompanied by a live orchestra that played alongside the footage, and title cards were used to display character dialogue, so audiences knew what was happening. One such star of this era was Buster Keaton.

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Best Films Released for Home Viewing During COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought a world of changes to film-viewing and cinema as we know it. Many big films due to be released in theatres in 2020 and 2021 were delayed in the hopes that restrictions would soon lift, and people could flock back to cinemas worldwide to view these latest releases. However, many production companies decided not to wait and instead released their films onto streaming services so people could view them from the comfort of their own homes.

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Genre Spotlight: Mystery

Mystery is a film genre that typically revolves around finding the solution to a series of events or figuring out the perpetrator of a crime. The protagonist is often a detective, investigator or amateur sleuth who sets out to discover the truth by means of navigating clues and using clever deduction.

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Silent Film Star: Mary Pickford

Before the rise of “talkies”, silent films were all the rage thanks to the film industry’s technological developments in the 1920s. Silent films would be accompanied by a live orchestra that played alongside film viewings with title cards to display character dialogue. During this revolutionary cinematic era, a number of prominent stars hit the spotlight, including Mary Pickford.

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Top Classic Christmas Movies

Christmas is fast approaching, so it’s time to break out the projector, make some hot chocolate and settle in to watch some of those classic Christmas movies that we all remember so fondly. New Christmas films are released every year, but there is nothing quite like those Christmas favourites that we watch time and time again.

Here are our top picks for classic Christmas movies to watch this year.

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Keep Your Films Safe When Moving House

Moving to a new home is an exciting time, but the actual transportation of your belongings can cause a massive headache. If you still have some old cine reels lying around, you might be concerned about how to transport them to your new house. Cine reels are very delicate and prone to breaking, especially if they have not been stored in optimal conditions.

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Health Benefits Of Watching Old Home Movies

With plenty of time on our hands at the present moment, it’s fair to say that we are all running out of DIY jobs to do around the house and are looking for something new to occupy our time as we all miss our family dearly. You could well be looking to take up a new hobby, or hoping to come out of lockdown a lot fitter than you entered it, as you look to fill the time until you’re able to visit your loved ones. Continue reading

Genre Spotlight: Science Fiction

Science fiction is an incredibly popular film genre that uses fictional science-based depictions like extra-terrestrial lifeforms, alien worlds, time-travel and other futuristic elements like spaceships and robots as their primary focus. These films often take some kind of political or social issue like the human condition to tell their story. Sci-fi aims to combine the real world with the supernatural to any questions of the unknown in science.

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Silent Film Star: Charlie Chaplin

The technological era of the 1920s brought films to large audiences. Before the rise of these “talkies”, silent films were all the rage. Silent films had a live orchestra playing alongside film viewings, and title cards were used to show character dialogue – like subtitles today. And in this era of the silent film there were a number of prominent stars of the day, including perhaps the biggest, and most well-known silent film star of all time: Charlie Chaplin.

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