Friday, July 23, 2010

Post event coverage

A handful of blogs and websites have posted their post-event accounts of the 2010 San Francisco Silent Film Festival. We mentioned a few in earlier posts. Many were impressed by having seen the restored Metropolis on the big screen and with live music by the Alloy Orchestra. Here are links to a few more.

Max Siegel and Liz Mak wrote an account of the festival for the Daily Californian, the student newspaper at the University of California, Berkeley. And, the Louise Brooks angle on the Festival was covered over on examiner.com.

Another long account could be found on the local Hell on Frisco Bay blog, which highlighted many memorable moments from this year's event. The Bayflicks blog graded each of the festival's offerings in a two part round up. It can be found here and here. Another local blogger, Jason Watches the Movies, gave a day-by-day account. As did sixmartinis and the seventh art.

Of special interest is Michael Guillen's The Evening Class blog. He transcribed Kevin Brownlow's introductory remarks to Frank Capra's The Strong Man, starring Harry Langdon. Guillen also transcribed the onstage interview and remarks between Eddie Muller and Argentine archivists Paula Félix-Didier and Fernando Martín Peña before the Festival screening of the restored Metropolis. The Evening Class also featured some thoughts about The Iron Horse, and a George O'Brien picture gallery.

Other blogs which also ran post-Festival accounts include Life with Movies and Maxxxxx and Projects and Preoccupations and The Ugly Bug Ball. If you have something to add, about the Festival, please don't hesitate to add something to the comments section.

2 comments:

  1. My thoughts are here:
    http://strictly-vintage-hollywood.blogspot.com/2010/07/2010-san-francisco-silent-film-festival.html

    A great weekend and I am still tired. I do not know how all the staff and volunteers do it. Hat's off to each and every single one of you for a really great show!

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