Following that post from a while back which listed silent film material legitimately available online, I’ve now tweaked the text a bit and converted it into a page, to which I’ve added a basic list of links to silent DVD sources. You’ll find the page as Video sources along the top menu.
Just a quick note to let folks know that tomorrow (Tuesday 26 August) at 11.30am there’s a programme on BBC Radio 4 on film archives and silent film, produced at last month’s Bologna film festival. Entitled Caught on Film, the BBC blurb describes it thus:
Our cinematic heritage is literally rotting away. Critic Matthew Sweet visits the Festival Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna to explore the vulnerability of film and discovers why both cinematic gems and historically unique documentary films are rapidly disintegrating.
The half-hour programme will be available through the Listen Again service for a week after the broadcast.