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July 18, 2012 / bikesbytesbites

What I Learned at the Silent Film Festival

  1. Hugh Hefner is a huge fan of silent movies, very knowledgeable about restoration, and recently bankrolled (produced) a magnificent restoration of “Pandora’s Box”.
  2. Louise Brooks – magnificent.
  3. Douglas Fairbanks Sr in Zorro – meh
  4. Un-f*ing-believable: South A 1919 (1919!) documentary about Ernest Shackleton’s abortive trip to Antarctica.

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  1. Rootchopper / Jul 31 2012 5:43 pm

    You have to read The Endurance by Caroline Alexander about Shackleton’s expedition. National Geo had the boat they used to go for rescue at South Georgia Island on display at its DC headquarters. This was a promotion for the book.

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