H- Cinema - The Early Days
We are a group of devotees of the silent screen (with occasional forays into early ‘talkies’).
Whilst we are not quite old enough for the marvellous films we find to be nostalgia, it is a revelation to come across so many excellent dramas, adventures, comedies, and even horror films!
We dispel the myth that ‘silent films’ are synonymous with comic actors, though we have certainly enjoyed the classics of Chaplin, Keaton, and Lloyd.
Under current restrictions, a web-link is sent out, along with viewing notes, and an invitation to a Zoom meeting a week or so later to discuss the film. Films can easily be viewed on a computer screen, on a smart TV, or a television with a plug-in streaming stick.
We have looked at several films by chosen directors (Dreyer, Murnau) and the great stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Lillian Gish and Conrad Veidt.
Members also have the option to send in comments by email, and sharing these with the whole group is encouraged.
To send an email to group leader, click on pigeon on right hand side.
|Group Leader Name||Richard Beaton|
|Contact phone||01904 797524|
|Venue||Currently via email, Zoom optional extra|
|Start Time||2.00 pm|
|End Time||4.00 pm|
|Start date||Tuesday, 08/09/2020|