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Retro Cinema – The Three Musketeers

If any actor was perfectly cast for the role of the swashbuckling D’Artagnan in a big screen adaptation of the Alexandre Dumas adventure, it was silent screen icon Douglas Fairbanks. With his kinetic athleticism and vibrant charisma, Fairbanks created the concept of the movie action hero in this opulent 1921 production, which is being offered […]

Ben Model – A Voice for Silent Films

  Ben Model is a silent film historian and archivist who has created and performed original music for silent film presentations and has produced and released DVDs of rare silent comedy. In this episode, Phil Hall discusses the importance of the silent film legacy in our cultural heritage. “The Online Movie Show” is produced at […]

Retro Cinema – Safety Last!

One of the more annoying aspects of today’s CGI special effects is knowing in advance how the big screen trickery was conceived: some geeks clicked about their computer screens. The genuine wonder of trying to comprehend how a special effect was created has been lost in today’s film. In comparison, film scholars are still debating […]