Silent Shorts

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donnie
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Yes! I've been wanting to watch this for days! Thank you. :db:

My Christmas wouldn't be complete without watching this. :D

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donnie wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2023 8:42 am
A delightful 1 minute short from 1902, Grandpa's Reading Glass.

The quality is pretty bad, but remember it's from 1902. :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMnHapWJKhg
Aww... so cute! :he:

On a film history note, it shows close-ups were already in common use long before various directors were credited with inventing them.

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FediVideo wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2024 8:03 am
On a film history note, it shows close-ups were already in common use long before various directors were credited with inventing them.
That's right! I hadn't thought of that. The extreme closeups are actually what makes this one unique, come to think of it.

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Love these early curiosities, everything in film was experimental and playful! Thanks for sharing.

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FediVideo wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2024 4:31 am
Love these early curiosities, everything in film was experimental and playful! Thanks for sharing.
I'm glad you're enjoying them! I love to see the camera tricks. It really was movie magic.
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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https://forum.silentphotoplay.com/viewt ... 4772#p4772

Since Easter is just around the corner, I thought I'd link to a short called The Easter Eggs!
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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Kitty wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2024 10:09 am
https://forum.silentphotoplay.com/viewt ... 4772#p4772

Since Easter is just around the corner, I thought I'd link to a short called The Easter Eggs!
So nice to watch that one again. Thanks for posting! :)

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Here's one I've never seen before: The Mermaid (1910) Georges Melies

https://youtu.be/l-dTU1wKh10?si=74pv3yrkcj7_B0Ya
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My first time seeing that one, as well! Thanks for posting.

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