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National Film Registry Adds Historically Significant Silent Film

The Library of Congress’ National Film Registry announced on December 12th its selection of  25 new works to their archive. Among the selections is Something Good-Negro Kiss, a silent film from 1898 of great historical importance.  The University of Chicago’s

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Meet Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, the original Mickey Mouse

A legal dispute in the late 1920s forced Walt Disney to abandon his early signature character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.  Disney rebounded from this setback by morphing many of Oswald’s key features into Mickey Mouse, the iconic figure of his

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“Get Out” Classified as a Musical/Comedy?

Jordan Peele has coined his 2016 movie “Get Out” as a social thriller (Collider.com). «It’s drama of the most riveting and original kind, one that sucks you into a vortex of (justified) paranoia, turning into a nightmare that suggests a

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