Tag Archives: silent film

Running from his Brides

Today is Buster Keaton’s Birthday (1895-1966). Here he is running from his brides in the famous chase sequence in Seven Chances.

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The clever Jeremiah McDonald

When my son sent me the link to the video (above), I knew there was more to the talents of Jeremiah McDonald. First, here’s a link to his website. There’s plenty to explore there. The following video is what he … Continue reading

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Lillian Gish and Lady Gaga

We’re halfway through watching D.W. Griffith’s 1915 Birth of a Nation. Not an easy movie to watch—filled with racism and revisionist history. We have been immersed in the intricacies of Reconstruction and it seemed a perfect way to discuss how the … Continue reading

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