Sweethearts of the Silent Cinema
Background During the formative years of silent films, the major filmmakers and studios had “stock companies”. It was an ideaRead more.
The Influence of German Expressionism
All artists, be they painters or musicians, have likely been influenced by the work of another. Rarely does one createRead more.
Film Noir – Danger, Darkness and Dames
Welcome to Film Noir: Danger, Darkness and Dames! This online course was written by Chris Garcia, an Austin American-Statesman FilmRead more.
Rudolph Valentino & the Mineralava Tour of 1923
Background In 1921, screenwriter June Mathis befriended a young man and secured him a role in Rex Ingram’s The FourRead more.
Femme Fatale – The Black Widow of Film Noir
She was a predator; she was the antagonist. There was nothing honorable about her, from her selfish thoughts to herRead more.
King Vidor – The Leading Light
Part One: The Director King Vidor was born in Galveston, Texas, February 8, 1894. The small island had been homeRead more.