Silent Movie Time Capsule: 105 years ago, Buffalo Bill Cody appeared in a movie

Buffalo Bill Cody

Buffalo Bill Cody (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Have a look at this actual footage of Buffalo Bill Cody as was posted by Fritzl Kramer on Movies Silently. Just click on the link below the next image of Buffalo Bill:

Buffao Bill Cody

Buffao Bill Cody (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Silent Movie Time Capsule: 105 years ago, Buffalo Bill Cody appeared in a movie.

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Midweek Matinee

Louise BrooksLouise Brooks

3EPKANO & LOUISE

Everyone who attended last year’s Nenagh Silent Film Festival remembers the band 3epkano. They provided the music for Murnau’s Nosferatu. It was a hell of a noise for four people to make. I think I saw someone afterwards counting the drummer’s hands.

Pandora's BoxPandora’s Box (1929)

They’ve expanded their silent-film repertoire to include another German masterpiece. This time it’s Pabst’s Pandora’s Box, a late silent movie starring the scandalous, and scandalously beautiful, Louise Brooks.

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Brooks is one of not many silent stars who could walk into a producer’s office today and emerge with a starring role. She also wrote one of the indispensable acting memoirs, Lulu In Hollywood. Marvel here at her looks, her art, and her ridiculously influential hairdo. And turn up your speakers: that’s 3epkano bringing the noise:

 

Posted by Kevin McGee

 

A Quote on Thursday

Louis LumiereLouis Lumiere

Louis Lumiere:

The cinema is an invention without a future.”

 

Tom HanksTom Hanks (Castaway)

Tom Hanks (Regarding Castaway):

There was nothing to react to except wind and trees. It was like making a silent movie.

 

W. C. Fields with Mae WestW. C. Fields with Mae West

W. C. Fields:

The movie people would have nothing to do with me until they heard me speak in a Broadway play; then they all wanted to sign me for the silent movies.”

 

Walter MurchWalter Murch

Walter Murch:

When I’m actually assembling a scene, I assemble it as a silent movie. Even if it’s a dialog scene, I lip read what people are saying.”

 

George Sidney (MGM Director)George Sidney (MGM Director)

George Sidney:

I’ve had 79 to 80 years of show business. I started when I was 5 with a man called Tom Mix. I didn’t have time to go to school because I was in silent movies; I was in radio; I was in burlesque; I worked with the circus. I’m all show.”

 

John DoyleSilent Film Scene

John Doyle:

Imagine a silent movie studio.”

 

Slavoj ZizekSlavoj Zizek

Slavoj Zizek:

Cinema is the ultimate pervert art. It doesn’t give you what you desire – it tells you how to desire.”

 

Martin ScorseseMartin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese:

Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out.”

 

Werner HerzogWerner Herzog

Werner Herzog:

Read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read, read…if you don’t read, you will never be a filmmaker.”

 

Cecil B. DeMilleCecil B. DeMille

Cecil B. DeMille:

I might have remembered what my father once wrote to Henry George, “I never do anything by halves, and am half-hearted in no cause that I embrace.”

Posted by Michael ‘Charlie’ McGee

A Quote on Thursday

babes01Laurel & Hardy in Babes in Toyland

Laurel & Hardy in Babes in Toyland:

Stan: “You better come up dead or alive!”

Ollie: “Now how can he come up dead if he’s alive?”

Stan: “Let’s drop a rock on him. Then we’ll make him dead when he’s alive.”

 

Rudolph Valentino FuneralRudolph Valentino Funeral

Rudolph Valentino (Last Words):

Don’t pull down the blinds. I feel fine. I want the sunlight to greet me!”

 

Erich von StroicheimErich von Stroicheim

Erich von Stroheim:

I was reared in an atmosphere where a great deal of attention was paid to women’s hairdressing.”

 

Monica BellucciMonica Bellucci

Monica Bellucci:

When you see a silent movie, you understand everything that’s going in from the images because the images are so strong.”

 

Bettie DavisBettie Davis

Bettie Davis:

I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn’t make an enemy should get out of the business.”

 

W. C. FieldsW. C. Fields

W. C. Fields:

Now don’t say you can’t swear off drinking; it’s easy. I’ve done it a thousand times.

 

Posted by Michael ‘Charlie’ McGee

A Quote on Thursday

Catherine Deneuve

Catherine Deneuve:

“I  like some of the early silent films because I love to watch how actors had to play then. What would interest me today is to do a silent film.”

Helena Christensen

Helena Christensen:

“When you are modeling, you are creating a picture, a still life, perhaps something like a silent film. You convey emotion but you are only using your body.” 

Walter Murch

Walter Murch:

“When I’m actually assembling a scene, I assemble it as a silent movie. Even if it’s a dialog scene, I lip read what people are saying.”

Michel Hazanavicius

Michel Hazanavicius:
“I always loved silent movies. I was not a specialist, but I loved them. And when I started directing, I became really fascinated by the format – how it works, the device of the silent movie.”

Leonard Maltin

Leonard Maltin:

“When it comes to the selections, I heard several observers claim that the Academy was embracing “nostalgia” by honoring The Artist and Hugo. Give me a break! Hugo represents cutting-edge storytelling by a world-class director—in 3-D, no less. The Artist dares to revisit a form of cinema that was abandoned in the late 1920s. The Academy members admired these films for making the past seem immediate and relevant. That has nothing to do with nostalgia; it has everything to do with great moviemaking, which is what the Academy Awards are all about.”

 

Posted by Michael ‘Charlie’ McGee