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Heritage of the Silent-Film Era: Passion in Black-and-White

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Last week the conference-hall of the Institute for the Humanities and IT was pervaded by the atmosphere of nostalgia for the bygone times. It is not so important, that the events glorified the past aren’t part of our history; it is part of the World History and the World Cultural Heritage.

A regular meeting of the IGUMO University of Culture was devoted to the work of Max Linder, Charley Chaplin’s teacher and one of the most brilliant actors, directors and script writers of the Silent-Film Era.

Renat Adgamovich Mukhaev, Ph. D. (Art), professor of the Chair of Arts Theory and History of the IGUMO Drama Department, familiarized the audience with the biography of Charley Chaplin’s teacher with great enthusiasm. Besides the retrospective review he revealed the little secrets of the black-and-white film creation. Using the words as paint brushes he «painted» the living portraits of the film characters and told how to make a restrained but at the same time very exciting film.

The IGUMO professors and the students of Psychology, Law and Drama Departments participated at this meeting with great pleasure.

After the theoretical part the listeners turned into the viewers: there was shown one of the most recognizable works of the Silent Film Era – parody-film «Three Musketeers», with Max Linder in the part of D’Artagnan. The audience responded to the fascinating acting of the actors, appreciated the interesting godsends of the director and the witty replicas of the script writer.

This regular meeting at the IGUMO University of Culture brought very pleasant mood and the wave of optimism.

See you soon, Friends!

21.11.2011


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