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Silent Movies FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about Silent Movies

This FAQ about alt.movies.silent was compiled and written by Rick Levinson Rick.Levinson@sympatico.ca and Emily Way emily@vex.net with numerous contributions by others.

-1. What is the newsgroup alt.movies.silent for?
alt.movies.silent is for people who love silent film. There's ...
-2. Is it okay to post about talkies? (alt.movies.silent)
Occasionally there are discussions about early talkies, ...
-3. Some newsgroups are really courteous. Others are nasty. How does the silent film newsgroup rate? (alt.movies.silent)
There are the occasional rhubarbs -- all newsgroups have them --...
-4. Is it okay to buy, sell, and swap films on the newsgroup? (alt.movies.silent)
Unless you are a retailer by profession, it is illegal to ...
-5a. Charles Ogle (recurring in-jokes and threads - alt.movies.silent)
Charles Ogle (1865-1940) was an actor who started with Edison ...
-5b. Snitz Edwards (recurring in-jokes and threads - alt.movies.silent)
Snitz Edwards, a small, homely character actor who worked ...
-5c. london After Midnight (recurring in-jokes and threads - alt.movies.silent)
LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT is a 1927 film starring Lon Chaney and ...
-5d. Sh! The Octopus! (recurring in-jokes and threads - alt.movies.silent)
Not a silent, but a 1937 Warner Bros. B-picture--running a scant ...
-5e. Greed (recurring in-jokes and threads - alt.movies.silent)
GREED (1925) is famed director Erich von Stroheim's epic, based ...
-5f. Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle (recurring in-jokes and threads - alt.movies.silent)
You may have heard of the famous scandal involving the death of ...
-5g. The Phantom Of The Opera (recurring in-jokes and threads - alt.movies.silent)
Scott MacQueen posted this to ...
-5h. The proper running speed of silent film
There are infrequent disputes over the proper running speed ...
-6. What do some of the terms and abbreviations mean? (alt.movies.silent)
Here is a list of frequently used initialisms, courtesy of ...
-7. Is it okay to ask whether a certain film still exists? (alt.movies.silent)
Tragically, about 80% of the films of the silent era no ...
-8. How do I catch up on the newsgroup if I've missed a couple of weeks? (alt.movies.silent)
Deja.com archives Usenet postings, and Dave Garrett posted a ...
-9. Where are the other silent film FAQs?
There are three other FAQs for the alt.movies.silent newsgroup:...









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