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  • Metropolis
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  • The Legend of 1900
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  • Belle of the Nineties

  • Neon

    ★★★★★

  • Giorgio Moroder's Metropolis

    ★★★★★

  • I'm No Angel

    ★★★★★

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  • Belle of the Nineties

    Belle of the Nineties

    Winter Wednesdays
    Provincetown Library with Dr. Marc Strauss

  • Neon

    Neon

    ★★★★★

    Part of Neon Speaks 2022

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  • The Pillar of Fire

    The Pillar of Fire

    ★★★★

    Watched as part of the Film School Drop-Outs Challenge (Revision 2017)

    This is one of the recently restored hand-colored Melies films. These were sourced from original nitrate and restored and stabilized.

    This is a variation on the serpentine dance that was so popular with filmmakers of the time. The flowing gown and the colors which culminate into the brilliant orange of the fire are spectacular. It's short enough that the dance doesn't get boring and the visuals are breathtaking.

    It's…

  • The Birth of a Nation

    The Birth of a Nation

    ★½

    Film School Drop Outs 2018 Weekly Challenge
    Week 2 - (2018) - Genre - The Early Epic (1915 - 1935)

    I have been studying film since I was eight years old. I have avoided this film like the plague.

    When I studied film in college, I was lucky that when my professors discussed Griffith, we usually watched his earlier Biograph shorts and occasionally clips of his features. Over the years, I'd seen a fair number of clips and had read…