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Kev Morrison
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 - posted September 03, 2018 09:33 AM      Profile for Kev Morrison   Email Kev Morrison   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Folks,

Read a very interesting article on the Wall Street Journal website today regarding a growing interest in the old silent films:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/silent-films-make-roaring-return-with-help-from-younger-audiences-1535907601

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Mike Newell
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 - posted September 03, 2018 05:44 PM      Profile for Mike Newell   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ken

They already have returned. They are called Marvel Super Heroes Star Wars etc No plot no dialogue worth talking anout just silly costumes and millions of dollars of special effects. Now that the bulk of box office receipts come from overseas we can expect more of the same until the bubble bursts 😫😫

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Kev Morrison
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 - posted September 06, 2018 01:46 PM      Profile for Kev Morrison   Email Kev Morrison   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ummm… Mike....

No - what the WSJ article was referring to is the growing interest in REAL, OLD (ex, Charlie Chaplin) silent movies.

What is being done is the movies are shown with a live pianist, organist, etc supplying the background music.

Seems that the younger generation find this venue quite interesting, and enjoy watching.

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