Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I Think in Links

Busy week for me, so here's a few interesting links to slake your silent thirst:

The ever-informative Bioscope reminds us again that silent film is as fresh as we want to make it, revealing plans to market an animated series based on Charlie Chaplin, as well as Melies in 3-D. Take THAT, Avatar.

Oh By Jingo! Oh By Gee! (a blog I enjoy, but can never spell--thank god for drop-down menus) is featuring picture postcards of houses owned by silent stars. Included in list #2 are the domiciles of Norma Talmadge (Buster Keaton's one-time sister-in-law) and Charles Ray, one of the silent era's finest male actors.

Noir and Chick Flicks has another useful capsule-profile on a silent star; in this case, Dolores Del Rio.

Finally, Kate Gabrielle's blog, Silents & Talkies, provides food-for-thought on the subject of actor-versus-role. Though her example is a sound star, the point is especially relevant for fans of silent film. Typecasting was perhaps never stronger than during the silent era, and that, plus the advent of sound, ultimately destroyed the careers of several great stars.

No comments:

Post a Comment