Ben Hur (1959), Broken Blossoms, The Gold Rush, One Week, Cops, Steamboat Bill Jr, Speedy, Hot Water, Metropolis (Sons Of The Desert, The Finishing Touch, (all very predictable, I know!),
Who are your favorite stars?
Liilian Gish, Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd, Fatty Arbuckle, William Powell, Laurel and Hardy, many others....
Who are your favorite directors?
Chaplin, Clyde Bruckman, DW Griffith,
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
OK. I love the silent era. It always rewards further investigation. Something about watching the emergence of these early days of cinema and the vibrant personalities involved. Comedy was king in those days and I like the innocence and brashness of the time. And the period backdrop to the films. The jazz age has never been equalled since...
I am a family man and live blissfully here in Ireland.
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