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I'm Fritzi! I celebrate all things silent & 1910s-1920s. Trying my best to be amusing. #silentmovie #silentfilm https://t.co/hKdfbEvmi3

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@3dglaser Unfortunately, the "opera but silent!" is treated as a huge punchline in more than a few film trivia books. @Adam_Maunder It's kind of like how Chaplin's mental abuse of Mildred Harris is framed as the natural result of his… https://t.co/i8FZqru4vS @Adam_Maunder The weirdest thing is that the most disturbing stories are framed as quaint, charming anecdotes, the… https://t.co/OEMJgt0kUP @Adam_Maunder You want to shake them. "CAN'T YOU HEAR YOURSELVES?????" @Adam_Maunder Or Margery Wilson waxing poetic about Griffith telling her a wrote Brown Eyes with her in mind. (Her… https://t.co/3OLvfLPidw @Adam_Maunder What I find most revealing are anecdotes that are told with affection. Like Karl Brown giggling that… https://t.co/72juFGGQkQCarl Nielsen knitting next to his wife Anne-Marie. https://t.co/nUEudgAaM5
Retweeted by Movies Silently @froonium Would watchI watched Batman with my brothers, they watched Strawberry Shortcake with me. We somehow manage to function as adul… https://t.co/RvCA8GwZJtIf I liked every stereotypical "chick" film, that would be okay too. See how this works? @Joi_the_Artist Good for you both and I am glad you're both enjoying what you love, it's so much more fun that way 😃I've always been more drawn to stereotypically "guy" entertainment, likely because my parents weren't really into p… https://t.co/8T7H9rQUQ4So, it's come to this again. Sigh. Watch whatever movies you like and don't get caught up in whether or not they'… https://t.co/NfIGvjx9RAPopular diva Geraldine Farrar had caused quite a stir in the movies and was a popular leading lady with audiences w… https://t.co/LDsmt1rTxJOpera stars appearing in silent movies is no more strange than models guesting on podcasts. Movies were seen as a p… https://t.co/u3HJQM3Q8jEnrico Caruso playing a thinly-disguised version of himself in MY COUSIN. https://t.co/NyY8Kkey8nOh hai https://t.co/oLCnXjSxDiYes, I am subtweeting fast food chains. See what lockdowns do to people? ;) https://t.co/BVe3ma0fcISmall brands can do whatever the hell they want because the social media is usually run by the owner or the owner's… https://t.co/HqnMwIuDc5One advantage of doing surveillance marketing: we're too busy putting across a "don't be creepy" message to bother… https://t.co/FEhwcu6GHY @CinemaPackrat It is in its own category. Griffith called for a race war using every single dog whistle, stereotype… https://t.co/nUl6qcSFSC @CinemaPackrat The thing with Griffith and BOAN that I keep trying to communicate is that this isn't the usual "Oh… https://t.co/ZR6Qt1mdq9I have made a point of blocking every major corporate brand that attempts to have a social media personality and I… https://t.co/dHdq55uhXmWe’re *live* on YpuTube *right now*... hurry!! https://t.co/mJGGPKL3qn
Retweeted by Movies Silently @CinemaPackrat The problem is that any talent he had was used in the service of white supremacy and racists have us… https://t.co/TguTWrhhJS @ambernoelle Akihiko Hirata too! Godzilla movies had some real dreamboats. @ambernoelle (whispers) My first movie crush @rudyfan There was a Raymond Bernard box released by Gaumont @hoopmanjh What gets me is that sex is bad but violent dismemberment is a-okay on the "family-friendly" platform. K… https://t.co/u7h61c5OQ7 @hoopmanjh Or the original Muppet Show. For a service that was supposed to be all catalog, it certainly looks a bit skimpy.Am I missing one of the newer players (that is, not Netflix, Hulu or Prime) Oh yeah, Peacock. Well, if it manages… https://t.co/Mxj4PrjHn5So, let's see: Quibi's entire concept (watch short clips on the run outside your home!) was squished by COVID HBO… https://t.co/JUl48BeVO9Look, I have to stop and heckle streaming platforms every now and again. It's kind of my thing. 😉So, we're on, what, the fifth WB streaming platform at this point? And no Roku? Yes, please tell us again, ATT ove… https://t.co/QKi2c9KNtgI wasn't kidding about the killer robots. https://t.co/m3JLaNzHYKAlso, see THE CHESS PLAYER, an epic tale of Polish revolution, killer robots and Raymond Bernard up to his tricks w… https://t.co/10Vqkh6AZ5This will be a Raymond Bernard and THE MIRACLE OF THE WOLVES fan account for the foreseeable future, thx.I know what you're thinking. "I need to see a medieval epic with a huge budget and Jeanne Hachette cleaving skulls… https://t.co/9xO9JRWR2I @bess_p_hamilton I saw the hoopla with people shouting for the latest movie win Best Cinematography and, to use the… https://t.co/jiy5dGeIOtOn this day in 1937 the Golden Gate bridge was opened. So keep an eye out for this photo which was not not taken in… https://t.co/gpdMzLeOUQ
Retweeted by Movies Silently @CliffBurns These same people whine about DeMille's leopardskin thing. I know which director I'd trust to share an elevator. @CliffBurns People are like, "The climax is amazing!" and I have to restrain myself from making a tasteless pun. H… https://t.co/kmb0rD4XLY @GholamSlayer @cinephilia79 I think Way Down East is one of his stronger features mainly because it's a throwback t… https://t.co/817xig7tea @GholamSlayer @cinephilia79 Grapevine sells it @CliffBurns Just remember this factoid: Griffith had a violent rape fetish. Makes the finale... A bit different. @GholamSlayer @cinephilia79 It's a really excellent production @GholamSlayer @cinephilia79 I'll bet it's BROKEN BLOSSOMS to prove Griffith wasn't racist. With yellowface casting… https://t.co/5S0xi5vOWH @GholamSlayer @cinephilia79 And the only reason to watch ORPHANS is Dorothy Gish. Oh, all right, and foxy Joseph S… https://t.co/iEwnfp66Eb @bess_p_hamilton Yes, there's a definite uncanny valley @terowen The "invented the grammar of film" is basically cover to keep featuring the movie in a favorable light. Th… https://t.co/L8CMSqjzpRMe: (watching hundreds of silent movies) Them: (Googled the Wikipedia article and saw a GIF) Checkmate! https://t.co/K6DIwdEwTkStares pointedly. https://t.co/XqndrniJFh @alexdecampi 😃 @terowen Yep, he took out a full page ad claiming he invented basically everything and people bought it. @cinephilia79 Ugh. Yes, the Griffithites still dominate in some corners of academia. @terowen But he lied. He stole his innovations from earlier pioneers. The man is a dumpster fire. @ShredvanWinkle It's also possible it may end up on Henri, though they usually don't have English subs. @tommulherin ... to the GERMANS @ShredvanWinkle I don't think it is right now. I am watching from the Gaumont Raymond Bernard box set. @tommulherin Our grandmothers were racist too! Lillian Gish loved him! Just ignore the racism! https://t.co/T0IAUDDmfLIf you, a sentient being in the year of our lord 2020, still do not understand why I will not let up on DW Griffith… https://t.co/EDmYY3oGE2 @ShredvanWinkle Yeah those were some bone crunchers thereUsual Disclaimer: Nothing against CGI when used tastefully and well but one does tire of airless 100% green screen… https://t.co/S1gXy4BBCVMe: Why should I be impressed by your new movie? Filmmaker: Why, it's epic! Me: Did you rent an entire Baltic sta… https://t.co/vyUwH9wfMd @HannahGraceLong Yes, it's a really excellent epic productionWhat I'm saying is that it takes a lot, and I mean A LOT, for a modern movie to impress me with its scope and scale. https://t.co/4Hpn5qq7bzSame with the stunts. Yes, they did have tricks at their disposal but at a certain point, you just have to leap fro… https://t.co/wiWIB9699uThe motto of silent movies is "Just do it!" https://t.co/U7PC6dfESpBut even more impressive to me is the "BUILD EVERYTHING FULL-SIZE AND ALSO POSSIBLY BURN IT" thing they had going. https://t.co/WK8OlYK6XMThere's a heft to silent movies that you don't see in films of any other era. Yes, there were matte shots and hangi… https://t.co/WW6CF02diMBEN-HUR was, arguably, the most expensive epic of all but I should add the caveat that it was basically scrapped an… https://t.co/aZeSD6NBu8Or "WE'LL JUST RENT THE ENTIRE COUNTRY OF LATVIA, ARMY INCLUDED" in MICHAEL STROGOFF. https://t.co/yYy1jY7IObI love low budget filmmaking, don't get me wrong, but when a silent movie is like "How much money? ALL THE MONEY???… https://t.co/n87OL3oSj5THE MIRACLE OF THE WOLVES (1924) cost an absolute fortune and most of the money went into epic medieval warfare. Th… https://t.co/x2lWgDhrnhLearn some basic French.. https://t.co/srbbElHclP
Retweeted by Movies SilentlySocial distancing scritches for Douglas. https://t.co/aBaV7QLmVDThey have about 300 feature films online right now and have been adding English subs to several per week for quite… https://t.co/Ava0uxIxgs @MandaC976 Ugh, sorry to hear. We have rice again, thank heaven, but beans are still in short supply. @Pithygirl Yes, a nice Finnish reader directed me to it and I am eternally gratefulDear men, what is preventing you from looking like this? -Robin https://t.co/TuI7zgrDOH
Retweeted by Movies SilentlyI've heard of stars and a director attached to the project but we shall see... https://t.co/fQ8uKMHE87I have always loved classics but I noticed that my knowledge of film pretty much stopped at 1930 and I wanted to fi… https://t.co/8nLmoeJNIzThere's no one perfect streaming service, alas, but the NFPF Screening Room is high quality and free.… https://t.co/Rq4QhGu0EGAlso, there are now 46 classic Finnish films, many silent, available to stream for free with optional English subs.… https://t.co/71rva1jXBq @PulpCereal What's your favorite silent movie?I am eternally jealous. https://t.co/Dfj3s7mc3I @NealKay52 Yay! Enjoy!I wonder if they'd consider issuing a knitting pattern book to accompany their films. Would 100% buy. @BryanOnion This one is absolutely tinted. Enjoy! :DI have simple taste. Rhubarb pie, nom nom nom. https://t.co/E6EgVbxGv6Watching another Finnish movie and am once again green with envy due to their flawlessly tasteful knitwear. https://t.co/EPaHVBNbbk @b_pad @ArrowheadWater Very nice!I don't know about you but I love free movies! There are also some sound rarities. In any case, have fun. https://t.co/wCjRuxC9cu @Crisopera1 Glad you enjoyed! Yes, I am certain the NFPF print will be much higher quality than what's on YouTube.Well, we KNOW Jean Dujardin does ;) https://t.co/3ExRQQ9NGn https://t.co/vM5tbdZGMr @3dglaser The recreations are more aggressive restoration than I usually like but they're up front about it and it… https://t.co/mUdMzZ5j4F(taps mic) Ahem... The National Film Preservation Foundation has a free online screening room with tons of silent… https://t.co/pLkjKocdzuAlso, it's free and legal to stream worldwide with a score courtesy of the NFPF. https://t.co/90PwUpyoir @inkookang Oh god, sameI don't care about the content so much as attention to the craft. Real dedication to the visual storytelling. If th… https://t.co/nyOSNRn65n
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