Silent Film Stars

Frances Marion – photos and quotes

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Frances Marion

“I prefer working at home because the studio is such a beehive of activity. And how can they expect a poor scenario writer to plunge into deep and silent study when Rome is burning on the lot across the street; Julian Eltinge, outside your door, is discussing the latest New York fashions with Mary Pickford; […]

Directors/Producers

C. Gardner Sullivan – photos and quotes

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C. Gardner Sullivan

“We can never break entirely away from the spoken drama, for while the fundamental difference between the two classes of dramatic construction lays in their manner of presentation, the photoplay can never be strictly pantomime, because the subtitle must substitute for the spoken word.” – C. Gardner Sullivan, writer and producer. Source: Alfred A. Cohn […]

Celebrity Portraits

Raymond Chandler

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Raymond Chandler

“A preoccupation with words for their own sake is fatal to good film making. It’s not what films are for. It’s not my cup of tea, but it could have been if I’d started it twenty years earlier. But twenty years earlier of course I could never have got there, and that is true of […]