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News, reviews and previews of silent film screenings in London and the UK.
||CleanSound Barrier: A Ghost Story (2017) & The Phantom Carriage (1921)||A spooky double-bill for our eighth Sound Barrier podcast: A Ghost Story, David Lowery’s high-threadcount, high-concept tale of love and loss, and The Phantom Carriage, Victor Sjöström’s long, dark night of the soul. Sound Barrier: A Ghost Sto||14 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Barrier: Dunkirk (2017) & The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands (1927)||The Sound Barrier returns with two wartime blockbusters. In this episode, Pete Baran and I are joined in the studio by the Guardian’s Nick Dastoor. We’re debating the relative merits of Christopher Nolan’s smash-hit WWII spectacle Dunkir||31 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRitrovato Roundtable: Il Cinema Ritrovato 2017 podcast report||I’m back from Bologna and joined in the podcast studio by Pete Baran and film writer Philip Concannon. We’re chatting about our highlights, discoveries and duds from the Il Cinema Ritrovato festival – a banquet of archive, vintage and restored||9 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Barrier: Der Müde Tod (1921) & The Seventh Seal (1957)||We’re breaking the Sound Barrier rules again. Or bending them slightly. Once more, the new-release film we want to discuss in this episode is actually silent. It’s the theatrical re-release of Fritz Lang’s Der Müde Tod (Destiny, 1921), so we d||11 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSan Francisco Silent Film Festival 2017: podcast report||The San Francisco Silent Film Festival has just closed for another year. Four days of movies and music at the sumptuous Castro Theatre – and this time I was actually there! Pinch me, I still can’t believe it’s true. In this short podcast, I ru||5 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Barrier: The Red Turtle & Wall-E (2008)||Come break the Sound Barrier with us again. In this episode, we go to the edge of the world and the ends of the earth and back again with two animated features. We’re talking about Studio Ghibli’s modern silent The Red Turtle (in cinemas now),||28 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Barrier: Mindhorn & The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (1916)||This episode of the Sound Barrier features two druggy and slightly dim detectives. We're talking about Julian Barratt's absurdly funny TV spoof Mindhorn and the cult favourite that is The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (1916), starring Douglas Fairbanks as||14 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Barrier: Lady Macbeth and The Wind (1928)||In this episode of the Sound Barrier, Silent London’s cinematic sommeliers pair Victor Sjostrom’s majestic The Wind (1928) with William Oldroyd’s astonishing debut feature Lady Macbeth, out in cinemas now. We highly recommend b||30 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Barrier: Neruda & The Beloved Rogue (1927)||In episode two of the Sound Barrier podcast we wax poetic, with two films about poets – specifically poets in exile. The two films we will discuss – one new release and one silent classic – are Pablo Larrain’s Neruda and The Beloved Rogue (1927||16 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Barrier: The Lost City of Z & The Lost World||Welcome to a new format for the Silent London podcast – Sound Barrier, in which myself and Peter Baran partner a new-release movie with a classic from the silent era and let them fight until we find a winner. In this instalment the two contenders in t||2 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHippfest 2017: the Silent London Podcast||Thank you to the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival for another great week/end of music and movies in a very warm and sunny Bo’ness. I was there from Wednesday to Saturday and here’s my podcast report from the event, now in its seventh year. From||26 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Silent London Podcast: Toute la mémoire du monde 2017 part four||My final Silent Paris Podcast from the Toute la mémoire du monde festival of restored cinema covers three films: one silent classic, The Italian Straw Hat (1928), and two experimental American features from the 70s and 80s: The Notebook of (1971) an||5 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Silent London Podcast: Toute la mémoire du monde 2017 part three||Welcome to another edition of the Silent Paris Podcast. I am at the Toute la mémoire du monde festival of restored cinema all weekend and podcasting my reports from the screenings. Saturday was a game of two halves: two silent films and two British||5 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Silent London Podcast: Toute la mémoire du monde 2017 part two||It’s the Silent Paris Podcast! I am at the Toute la mémoire du monde festival of restored cinema all weekend and podcasting my reports from the screenings. Today, I am talking about a day spent watching musicals and what they taught me about jazz||4 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Silent London Podcast: Toute la mémoire du monde 2017 part one||Welcome to the long-awaited return of the Silent London Podcast – coming to you straight from Paris. I am at the Toute la mémoire du monde festival of restored cinema and I will be podcasting my reports from the screenings. Today, my first two days||3 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Silent London Podcast: Festivals, firsts, a favourite and Flesh and the Devil||Back to the studio for a full-length edition of the Silent London Podcast. I’m joined by Pete Baran to talk about the festival scene, discuss the first silents we ever watched and catch up on the news. We’re joined by London Symphony director||21 8 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Silent London podcast: a visit to the Regent Street Cinema||A trip to the cinema is not always worthy of a podcast, but the Regent Street Cinema in the West End of London is a little bit special. I first visited this cinema in October 2014, when it was still mid-refurbishment. This week, I was lucky enough to se||5 5 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema 2014: reporting back||Silent London podcast: Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema 2014 I’ve just returned from the Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema in Bo’ness, Falkirk. It’s a fantastic event – I really enjoyed myself and only wish I could stay longer. To give yo||16 3 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Silent London podcast: Maurice Elvey, City Lights and unsilent films||It’s podcast o’clock once more. This time I’m joined in the studio by the marvellous Pete Baran, and in the pub by Lucie Dutton, who tells us all about British silent film director Maurice Elvey. All that, plus a guest appearance by Otto||26 3 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Silent London podcast: Pordenone special||Greetings! I’m just back from spending a week at the 31st Giornate del Cinema Muto in Pordenone, Italy. Between sipping espresso and circling my favourite films in the schedule, I spoke to some of my fellow travellers about their experiences of this||15 10 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Silent London podcast: comedy special||Another podcast, and this time it’s all about the laughs in our comedy special. I’m joined in the studio by Phil Concannon of Philonfilm.net, Ayse Behçet, who writes the Charlie’s London series for Silent London, and podcast expert Pete||3 7 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Silent London podcast: the British Silent Film Festival, Hitchcock and Greed||The podcast returns – we love the talkies don’t we? This time around, I’m lucky enough to be joined by Matthew Turner from viewlondon.co.uk and podcaster extraordinaire Pete Baran. We’ll be hearing what you thought of the recent British||23 5 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Silent London podcast: episode one||The coming of sound was always going to be a shock. But bear with me, dear readers, you’ll soon become accustomed to this new-fangled technology. Silent London has branched into the world of podcasting and and the first edition is ready for you to d||11 4 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
If you like silent films, this is essential listening!
Informative, intelligent podcasting, this is rarer than one would hope. Keep em' coming!