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The Battle Hymns of the Republic

George Heymont | Posted 06.02.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

During the final 20 minutes of silent film Napoleon, theatre's organ joined forces with the Oakland East Bay Symphony to acoustically anchor an unforgettable cinematic experience.

Napoleon: A Lost Masterpiece Returns

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 04.14.2012 | Home
Thomas Gladysz

If you love silent film, or if you love the movies in general, and if you are not yet convinced that you need to see this rarely screened masterpiece, here are 10 reasons why you shouldn't miss Napoleon.

Oscar-Winner Kevin Brownlow Continues His Labour on Behalf of Cinema's Past

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 02.01.2012 | Entertainment
Thomas Gladysz

In the history of film, Kevin Brownlow is unique. The British documentary filmmaker, preservationist and author is the first and only film historian to have won an Academy Award.

Live-blogging the 2011 Oscar telecast

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Marshall Fine

8:39PM EST Off to a good start with the hosts, James Franco and Anne Hathaway, inserted into scenes from several of the Oscar nominees, on an Incept...

Early Oscars Presented

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — A few honorary Oscar winners are getting a jump on next year's Academy Awards. Film historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow,...

Best Film Books for 2010

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Thomas Gladysz

I love watching films, and I also love reading about them. Here are 12 recommend books -- what I think are the most interesting film books of 2010, listed alphabetically by title.

Two New Releases Show Genius of Charlie Chaplin

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Thomas Gladysz

Charlie Chaplin was one of the great artists of the 20th century. The scope of his achievement -- and his influence on the movies as an art form -- ...

Newest Academy Award Winner Kevin Brownlow Screens Early Films

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Thomas Gladysz

The day before he is to receive an Honorary Oscar, British film historian Kevin Brownlow will be in Los Angeles doing what he loves best -- watching and talking about the movies.

Rare Oscar to a Film Historian... and the Award Goes to Kevin Brownlow

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Thomas Gladysz

Brownlow is regarded not only as the preeminent historian of the silent film era, he is also one of its leading preservationists.

Honorary Academy Awards: Memo to Tom Sherak, the Separate Ceremony Is a Travesty!

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The Motion Picture Academy does an injustice, not only to the recipients but to their fans, by continuing its new policy of presenting honorary Oscars at a special function in November instead of the ceremony next February.

15 Reasons to Attend the San Francisco Silent Film Festival

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Thomas Gladysz

For the last 15 years, a small group of Bay Area film enthusiasts have screened, promoted, and advocated for a defunct art form for which they are especially passionate.

Remembering H.A.V. Bulleid, Author and Pioneering Film Historian

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Thomas Gladysz

Famous Library Films offers contemporary readers an uncommon perspective: one can read about silent film through the eyes of someone who came of age during the silent era.