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  • Bo'ness Hippodrome Silent Film Festival Cuppa Talk - The Birth of Horror
Date: Wed. 20 Mar, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Categories: Falkirk*
Cuppa Talks Programme
Discover more about cinema of the silent era at these afternoon talks. Thanks to support from the Hugh Fraser Foundation all talks will be enhanced by BSL and ENT (electronic note taking).
The Birth of Horror
£6.60 incl. tea/coffee & cake
This illustrated talk with film clips, will trace the love affair between silent film and the macabre, from Thomas Edison’s graphic 1895 Execution of Mary Queen of Scots to the collective Post Traumatic Stress in the aftermath of WWI that gave rise to German Expressionist nightmares like Dr Caligari (1920). With Laraine Porter (De Montford University) and Director of the British Silent Film Festival. Performing live: Forrester Pyke (piano)
Box office 01324 506850