Tag Archives: Films

Dancing the Kickapoo

Snippets 201.  Many readers of this blog will have probably heard of the “cake walk”, a dance that was popular during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.  The dance originated on the slave plantations in America and was performed … Continue reading

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The Abolition of Clapping

Snippets 180. An early name for a film camera was a “bioscope”, and the name was chosen for a film journal during the silent era of film, published in London. It ran from 1908 to 1932. On the title page of … Continue reading

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A Film Critic, 1914

Snippets 135.  It must be disheartening for those who are involved in the making of films to receive bad reviews, and this is something that has been the unhappy side effect of film making as long as films have actually … Continue reading

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