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Silent Kings of Comedy Battle Royale! Chaplin v. Keaton v. Lloyd

November 30, 2011 | 3 Comments

There’s a reason why we are hosting the umpteenth internet debate to determine who’s the best comic artist of the silent era.

Timeless Obsession: Why Harold Lloyd is More Relevant than Keaton or Chaplin

November 30, 2011 | 4 Comments

“The other great silent comics defined their own worlds; Lloyd lives dangerously in ours.”

Super Tramp: The Enduring Legacy of Charlie Chaplin

November 30, 2011 | One Comment
No need to eat your shoe, Chaplin lovers: The Little Tramp is as immortal as ever.

Chaplin’s films remain the flat-out funniest and most universal body of work in cinema, delighting international audiences of all ages for almost a century.

Why Buster Keaton is the Isaac Newton of Movies

November 30, 2011

The amazing cinema of Buster Keaton literally defies gravity.

The Lure of Crime: Louis Feuillade’s Fantômas films

November 29, 2011
The Lure of Crime: Louis Feuillade’s <i>Fantômas</i> films

Wildly popular in its time, this landmark action serial was reduced to mid-century obscurity – and is now available online.

From the Original Horror Franchise, a Clear Standout: Barrymore’s “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”

November 29, 2011

John Barrymore’s performance is one of the subtlest and most intelligent to be found anywhere.

Keyframe Special Series: The Silent Artists

November 28, 2011
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Keyframe dedicates this week to the directors and actors who helped turn the medium of film into a worldwide cultural phenomenon and a new form of art.

On Beyond “Hugo:” Méliès and More Early Movie Magic at the “Minute” Cinematheque

November 28, 2011 | 2 Comments
The Magic of Georges Méliès lives in Martin Scorsese's

A selection of some of the finest works of early cinema available on Fandor.

Bringing A New Dimension to Movie History: Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo”

November 28, 2011

Martin Scorsese’s 3D adventure explores a dreamy place between childhood and adulthood.

From Poland’s Greatest Director, A Poem to a Promised Land: “Pan Tadeusz”

November 25, 2011

The most brilliant work in all of Polish romantic poetry comes alive on screen.

The Oscar Experience: The Weird Logic of Movie Legacy: “Hugo,” “My Week With Marilyn,” “The Artist”

November 23, 2011

This Oscar season, notions of Movie Love and Movie Legacy rub against each other in ways even more obvious than usual.

Meshes: The Road to Friendship in “Sideways” and “Old Joy”

November 22, 2011

Two films examine the resentment, guilt, and loyalty hiding underneath male friendships facing imminent change.