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Chinese Take-Out

George Heymont | Posted 02.21.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

In the beginning, there was precious little in the way of documenting history (cave paintings are not the speediest form of communication). However, a...

Up to Their Old Tricks

George Heymont | Posted 02.18.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

The trickster is an archetype whose presence is not limited to mythology. While there will always be a shape shifter like Loki lurking around, fast-thinking humans have always had a talent for distracting onlookers in times of crisis.

Bad Girls Don't Cry

George Heymont | Posted 03.24.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

In 2014, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival invited audiences to spend time with three women who, as a result of having defied parental authority, were forced to deal with severe repercussions to their rebelliousness.

Dearly Beloved

George Heymont | Posted 10.21.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

It's tempting to paraphrase George Orwell by stating that "All artists are equal, but some artists are more equal than others."

What Doesn't Kill You Can Only Make You Stronger

George Heymont | Posted 07.20.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

With nice supporting work from Mitchell Lewis and Gustav von Seyffertitz (I just love the sound of that man's name!), The Docks of New York proved to be a highly atmospheric surprise.

The Unsung Athleticism of Charlie Chaplin

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

One of the joys of watching a great comic at work is his mastery of the material he has crafted for himself. Whether one is a performance artist or a stand-up comic, whether one is working with movement or text, a great performer's confidence in his craft allows him to take risks required by unexpected events and improvise when an opportunity suddenly presents itself.

Should Rock Musicians Accompany Silent Films?

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

The bottom line is that if the music commissioned for a silent film does nothing to support the work being shown on screen, then a genuine effort should be made to hire more talented composers.