Silent Film Writing

I once wrote a (moderately successful) blog called Silent Volume, dedicated to silent film, a major interest of mine. And like a lot of people, I eventually left my blog behind. Blogs are a lot of work. But I produced some good stuff there, and through it met some good friends. Below are links to some of the better essays from that site, as well as some pieces I wrote for the San Francisco Silent Film Festival. I hope you enjoy them.

Blog Essays

His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz (1914)

Metropolis (1927)

Pandora’s Box (1929)

Felix Doubles for Darwin (1924)

Frankenstein (1910)

Modern Sculptor (1908)

He Did and He Didn’t (1916)

Exit Smiling (1926)

Tokyo Chorus (1931)

The Cameraman (1928)

Show People (1928)

The Crowd (1928)

All Quiet on the Western Front (silent version) (1930)

The Golem (1920)

People on Sunday (1930)

The Goddess (1934)

The Unholy Three (1925)

Washerwomen on the River (1896)

The Manxman (1929)

IT (1927)

My Best Girl (1927)

San Francisco Silent Film Essays

Ozu’s Costumed City

L’Homme du Large