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Movie Matters: Kings and Queens of Silent Cinema

Half day workshop

Thu 01 Jan 1970



    £10 (£8)*


    1.30pm - 3.30pm

    Movie Matters: Kings and Queens of Silent Cinema

    *Please note that there is a £1.50 fee per transaction


    ** CANCELLED **

    Movie Matters: Kings and Queens of Silent Cinema


    Take a step back in time and prepare for a laugh at Studio 74. Enjoy this introduction to the key comedy figures of Hollywood Silent Film.

    We will be exploring the lives and talents of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd alongside forgotten comedy roles of Fatty Arbuckle, Mary Pickford and Marion Davies ‘The Patsy’ The session will show classic scenes from a range of silent  gems, looking at comedy techniques and hilarious representations of America in the roaring 20s. Finally we will explore and evaluate the impact and ongoing influences these Comedy Kings and Queens have had on modern Hollywood. The session includes a special screening of a pioneering silent cinema classic title.


    Sally is passionate about film and has been teaching Film Studies locally, for 10 years at both college and degree level. Her MA in Film History, completed at the University of Exeter provided a thorough academic grounding for the delivery of a wide range of Film Studies courses, including a dissertation on the representation of masculinity in silent cinema. Not only a passionate cinema visitor, Sally has run a Film Review radio show and currently teaches A Level and Degree level Film Studies at South Devon College.

    Venue: Exeter Phoenix


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