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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 NameRichard Beaton
Contact phone01904 797524
VenueCurrently via email, Zoom optional extra
Start Time2.00 pm
End Time4.00 pm
CostCurrently, nil
Start dateTuesday, 08/09/2020
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A- Urban Sketch Group C- Ageing Discussion
C- Conversation Group C- Films Plus
C- Mindfulness Based Living C- Mindfulness Practice Group
D- Croquet D- Petanque
D- Racketball Tues & Thur D- Snooker Group
D- Table Tennis G- Duplicate Bridge Group
G- Mah Jong One G- Thursday Bridge
H- Cinema - The Early Days H- History discussion group
H- Military History H- Social History Walks
L- Discover France L- French -Café Rouge
L- French Conversation 2 L- German Conversation 1&2
L- Improving Oral German L- Italian - Post Beginners
L- Language and Linguistics L- Sign Language -Cont
L- Spanish Continuers M- Classical Guitar
M- Listening to Jazz M- Rock Music Appreciation
M- Ukulele M- Ukulele Plus
O- Cycling O- Geology of Yorkshire
O- Rambling O- Travel Abroad
O- Walking on the Wolds O- Walks Around York
P- Digital Photography P- Fiddlesticks
P- Flower Arranging P- Gardening Group 2
P- Knit and Natter R- Biblical Roots
R- Exploring Other Cultures R- Exploring the Bible
R- Philosophy R- Spirituality
S- Android Phones and Tablets S- Apple Mac Group
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S- Smartphone PhotoArt Group S- Windows Computer
W- 21st Century Fiction W- Armchair Traveller
W- Biography Reading Group W- Children’s Literature
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W- Crime Fiction W- Expanding Horizons
W- Exploring Victorian Poetry W- Folk and Fairy Tales
W- Play Reading - 2 Groups W- Revisiting the Classics
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