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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 […]

Retro Cinema – Accidentally Preserved: Volume 4

The latest offering in film historian/archivist Ben Model’s DVD series brings together eight productions that are believed to be lost in their original 35mm format but managed to survive in the 9.5mm format that was used for home movie viewing during the mid-20th century. (More popular in Europe than in the U.S., the 9.5mm technology […]

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 […]