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  • Paul Merton's Weird and Wonderful World of Early Cinema

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  • Paul Merton's Weird and Wonderful World of Early Cinema

    Paul Merton's Weird and Wonderful World of Early Cinema

    4th & 5th of 7+ Documentaries for National Silent Movie Day

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    โ€œPaul Mertonโ€™s Weird and Wonderful World of Early Cinemaโ€

    A slightly oddball entry; Iโ€™m guessing folks in the UK will know Paul Merton. l didnโ€™t, but Iโ€™ve managed to piece together that heโ€™s a popular, non-mainstream television comedian whose comedy doesnโ€™t always land in some of the gag asides here.

    No matter, though. Basically, this isnโ€™t a normal documentary; it draws on a recorded live lecture on early comedyโ€ฆ

  • Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood

    Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood

    6th of 7+ Documentaries for National Silent Movie Day

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    โ€œCinema Europeโ€ is the second of Kevin Brownlow & David Gillโ€™s long, long, epic surveys of silent film history. Made over a decade after their โ€˜Silent historyโ€™ of Hollywood, this one benefits greatly from progress made over that decade+ in film restoration and archive work. The scenes from silents here are miles ahead of the earlier work in print quality, so the whole series is much more compelling to watch.

    Andโ€ฆ

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  • The Dig

    The Dig

    The houses are all gone under the sea.

    The dancers are all gone under the hill.

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    There was once a version of โ€œBeowulfโ€ with an ancient image on the cover, an absolutely striking vision from a lost time. Itโ€™s an object from the most celebrated archeological dig in British history - burial mounds on a private estate excavated in the years surrounding WW2.
    Netflix has filmed the story of the dig, semi-faithfully, for release in January,โ€ฆ

  • Calling the Shots

    Calling the Shots

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    This documentary on women directors in the โ€˜70s & the โ€˜80s is a film I was often baffled had never been made.
    But it turns out it had, and here it is.
    Just as puzzling (to me, anyway): someone uploaded it to Letterboxd, yet hadnโ€™t watched it. There were zero views. ZERO. Is it usual for a decades-old movie to be on this site with no views?

    So I did what you do when you come across an obscure movie youโ€ฆ