The British silent film festival 2012 – reviewed by you on Twitter

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    Hello Twitter! Yes we are now tweeting for #BSFF15, starting this Thurs in (currently very) sunny Cambridge as the Good Dr M Kermode says
    Mon, Apr 16 2012 07:28:35
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    Saturday’s #BSFF dilemma: Livingstone or Mist in the Valley. Any thoughts?
    Wed, Apr 18 2012 10:19:02
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    @britishpictures Mist in the Valley because it has GH Mulcaster who played Dr Scudamore in Will Hay’s last film My Learned Friend. #BSFF
    Wed, Apr 18 2012 10:35:47
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    So today is the start of the British Silent Film Festival in Cambridge. Do drop in if you’re passing. #BSFF
    Thu, Apr 19 2012 01:24:06
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    #bornonthisday 1890 Herbert Wilcox. Director/producer. His version of Tale of Two Cities, The Only Way, is at the #BSFF today.
    Thu, Apr 19 2012 02:15:18
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    Bright and early and off to Cambridge for the British Silent Film Festival – I’ll be tweeting using the #BSFF15 tag I reckon
    Thu, Apr 19 2012 03:36:48
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    @realreeljournal @silent_london I am SO EXCITED! On the train now listening to GERTIE Millar tunes #BSFF15
    Thu, Apr 19 2012 03:50:32
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    The 15th British Silent Film Festival at Cambridge starts in one hour! #BSFF15
    Thu, Apr 19 2012 04:07:04
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    So seldom silent film festivals come to my town. #BSFF
    Thu, Apr 19 2012 04:07:45
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    Have my British Silent Film Festival goody bag. Time for breakfast. #bsff15
    Thu, Apr 19 2012 04:27:21
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    Damn work, missing first day of #BSFF15 Can someone save me a goody bag? 😦 ( Also, does it contain a GNT?)
    Thu, Apr 19 2012 05:11:34
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    Interesting @BBCCambs Silent Film Fest piece by @jeremysallis starts at 1hr 22, @KermodeMovie is on at 1hr 26 #BSFF15
    Thu, Apr 19 2012 06:36:00
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    PERFECT cinema-going weather here in Cambridge today – don’t forget to tweet about @Britishsilents at @CamPicturehouse with hastag #BSFF15
    Thu, Apr 19 2012 06:45:33
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    Who cares about the #Cannes lineup when the #BSFF15 begins at Cambridge @CamPicturehouse today! Let yourself be mesmerised by silent film.
    Thu, Apr 19 2012 07:00:19
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    First Full House of the Fest – Young Woodley accompanied by the excellent Stephen Horne – still a few tickets for Visage d’Enfants. #BSFF15
    Thu, Apr 19 2012 10:10:01
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    So far: foundlings, farce, sex and scandal. And golf. #BSFF15
    Thu, Apr 19 2012 10:23:31
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    The British Silent Film Festival in Cambridge has begun! Follow @silent_london to get the skinny #BSFF15
    Thu, Apr 19 2012 10:36:35
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    British Silent Film Fest great so far: packed screening of Young Woodley; fascinating Grand Guignol shorts. Accompanists superb. #bsff15
    Thu, Apr 19 2012 13:22:10
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    Has it started? haven’t heard anything RT @NeilKBrand The 15th British Silent Film Festival at Cambridge starts in one hour! #BSFF15
    Thu, Apr 19 2012 14:21:03
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    My highlight from the #bsff today is probably Florence Turner eating biscuits in bed and reading Dracula having loaded her shotgun for t …
    Thu, Apr 19 2012 14:25:49
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    Or possibly Malcolm Todd and Constance Worth playing finger footsie on his motorbike. Named Margery #bsff
    Thu, Apr 19 2012 14:38:29
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    @M_Hartl #BSFF15 end of first day, great audiences, fab movies, great music from Stephen Horne and John Sweeney – and this just the start!
    Thu, Apr 19 2012 16:10:27
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    ‘Visages d’Enfants’ – simply sublime. Accompaniment by @NeilKBrand – perfect. One of the cinematic highlights of my year so far. #bsff15
    Thu, Apr 19 2012 16:29:49
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    A flying start to #BSFF15. Highlight was Feyder’s devastating VISAGES D’ENFANTS with superb accompaniment from @NeilKBrand
    Thu, Apr 19 2012 16:34:20
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    Also utterly besotted with the Manning Haynes double-bill and YOUNG WOODLEY’s scandalous schoolboys. #BSFF15
    Thu, Apr 19 2012 16:35:54
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    Up early for a yearly #bsff highlight: the wonderful Tony Fletcher introducing short films. GET OUT OF BED NOW!! #BSFF15
    Fri, Apr 20 2012 02:40:55
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    OK #bsff15 here I come. Won’t make the 9am, but Tansy has my name on it. Her. Er.
    Fri, Apr 20 2012 02:47:01
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    To get you in the mood for Melbourne Cooper #bsff15 #bsff…
    Fri, Apr 20 2012 03:17:31
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    This is what Cambridge looks like. Now get back inside the cinema. #BSFF15
    Fri, Apr 20 2012 03:49:16
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    To Cambridge! #BSFF15
    Fri, Apr 20 2012 03:57:34
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    Many thanks to @NeilKBrand and all at #BSFF15. My only disappoinment is not having the funds to attend more than one day.
    Fri, Apr 20 2012 04:23:29
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    After yesterday I find myself slightly surprised when people on TV speak. #BSFF15
    Fri, Apr 20 2012 04:26:06
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    Visage D’Enfants was incredible but my highlight of #BSFF15 has to be A Will and A Way. The most British of British silent comedy.
    Fri, Apr 20 2012 04:27:36
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    Mechanical toys on film- amazing! 😀 #BSFF15
    Fri, Apr 20 2012 05:37:35
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    The next best thing to being at #BSFF15 Read Amy Sargeant on A WOMAN REDEEMED, at @cinemamuseum in June #silentfilm
    Fri, Apr 20 2012 06:12:24
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    Film 97: Tansy. Cecil Hepworth basically identifying that the only woman with 10 miles is the sexiest woman in the world for all men #bsff15
    Fri, Apr 20 2012 07:23:54
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    Withdrawal… #BSFF15
    Fri, Apr 20 2012 08:51:46
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    An afternoon of Silent Cinema in Cambridge! #bsff
    Fri, Apr 20 2012 08:18:11
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    Looking forward to performing the Turksib soundtrack at #BSFF15 in Cambridge tomorrow! JOIN US.…
    Fri, Apr 20 2012 09:26:39
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    My #bsff15 starts with What the Silent Censor Saw. The BBFC are in the house.
    Fri, Apr 20 2012 12:30:47
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    Loving the originality and diversity of music on display! #BSFF15
    Fri, Apr 20 2012 12:34:21
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    News from #BSFF15 : people in the 1920s had *very* bad teeth…
    Fri, Apr 20 2012 16:37:13
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    Excellent 2nd day of #BSFF : enjoyed Tansy, Head of the Family (great laugh), Silent Censor; First Born was revelation, superb, great music
    Fri, Apr 20 2012 17:30:30
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    #BSFF15 British Silent Films are the BEST! Esp Manning Haynes. Just sayin #BSFF
    Fri, Apr 20 2012 19:49:30
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    Day two of #BSFF15 was a cracker: more Manning Haynes, LURE OF CROONING WATER, diverse shorts, BBFC history …
    Sat, Apr 21 2012 02:04:43
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    … And a wonderful screening of THE FIRST BORN with Stephen Horne’s beautiful score #BSFF15 Bring on day three.
    Sat, Apr 21 2012 02:06:17
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    Off to follow in the footsteps of David Livingstone. Or to put it another way, I’m on the bus #bsff15
    Sat, Apr 21 2012 03:42:34
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    Sophistication of The First Born impressive. So much great filmmaking at end of silent era. Sometimes wish ‘talkies’ never happened #BSFF
    Sat, Apr 21 2012 04:20:56
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    Had a lazy Saturday morning editing a few things for @newempres and now to start the #BSFF15 fun with cute animal stars of the silent era.
    Sat, Apr 21 2012 04:31:49
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    Always good to start the day with Alma Taylor and Cecil Hepworth. Highly strung rural drama in MIST IN THE VALLEY #BSFF15
    Sat, Apr 21 2012 05:38:30
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    Finally making it to the #BSFF, with tickets for Bohemian Girl, Turksib & Barley Mow all booked. Then back on Sunday for Ask The Experts #FB
    Sat, Apr 21 2012 07:11:31
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    Absolutely adored the animals in silent film show this morning at #BSFF15. Full write-up coming soon to @newempress.
    Sat, Apr 21 2012 07:43:27
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    Nephews utterly entranced dogs in the bath with Charley Chase (in full evening dress) #BSFF15
    Sat, Apr 21 2012 08:10:37
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    #BSFF giving Fante Anna a silent Norwegian film a go in Picture House Cambridge
    Sat, Apr 21 2012 08:20:25
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    Tomorrow is all about #BSFF for me – one day is better than none! Bring on the silents! #BSFF15
    Sat, Apr 21 2012 09:17:13
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    I’ve never seen Ivor Novello on the big screen before and am thus very excited about this afternoon’s #BSFF15 screening.
    Sat, Apr 21 2012 09:53:28
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    Oh my goodness. Ivor Novello is / was dreamy… #BSFF15
    Sat, Apr 21 2012 12:25:28
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    Who needs Spielberg? A COUPLE OF DOWN-AND-OUTS had war, a horse, capers, charm and @silentsweeney on piano #BSFF15
    Sat, Apr 21 2012 14:03:24
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    Even more excited about THE GHOST THAT NEVER RETURNS now I’ve seen @KermodeMovie describe it as “noisy, bonkers and short” #BSFF15 #Mustsee
    Sat, Apr 21 2012 14:12:25
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    A COUPLE OF DOWN AND OUTS remains my favourite silent film EVER! Hurrah for #BSFF15 #BSFF
    Sat, Apr 21 2012 15:01:39
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    Another lovely day at #bsff15 I think I may be falling for Ivor Novello. He’s dreamy. #FeelsLikeAShopgirl #bsff
    Sat, Apr 21 2012 15:08:10
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    #Turksib at #BSFF was extraordinary. Fascinating to see roots of Jennings documentary style. Video editor side me feels quite inspired.
    Sat, Apr 21 2012 15:47:11
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    The machines go forward! Wow. Turksib is pretty extraordinary #bsff15
    Sat, Apr 21 2012 15:50:19
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    Impressed with #Turksib. Some brilliant images and editing. Took me a while to embrace the score, but also great. FORWARD! #bsff #bsff15
    Sat, Apr 21 2012 15:59:58
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    #BSFF highlight: a flea juggling a cork & dog driving a car. Weird, wonderful and – of course – beautifully accompanied by @NeilKBrand
    Sat, Apr 21 2012 16:56:32
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    Knee length capes, “find the river” football and stunning Soviet cotton picking moments; just another fantastic afternoon at the #BSFF.
    Sat, Apr 21 2012 17:51:10
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    Strange watching “Barley Mow” Morris Men, 100 years old, dancing again to live music, as if they’d been summoned in a cinema séance #BSFF
    Sat, Apr 21 2012 19:15:45
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    Day 3 #BSFF : Gypsy Anna – good; Bohemian Girl – best thing Ellen Terry; Turksib – v good, loved music; Barley Mow – variable, great music
    Sat, Apr 21 2012 19:41:49
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    Mr @NeilKBrand was correct about A Couple of Down and Outs. Such a moving film about a war horse and his master. Had me in tears. #bsff15
    Sat, Apr 21 2012 20:27:22
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    A bike, a bus, a coach and two trains but I’m finally on the home straight for British Silents in Cambridge. OWD BOB up first! #BSSF15
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 03:12:16
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    Back to #BSFF for Ask The Experts (fastest land animal/what will win the 3.20 at Haydock Park?), and newly discovered shorts.
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 04:59:18
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    #BIFFest wonderful @dodgebrothers gig, lovely audience, thank you Bradford! Back to Cambridge with Dodges for #BSFF15!
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 05:04:54
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    Hey @dodgebrothers & @NeilKBrand… all the best for #BSFF15 – hope you’ll bring The Ghost that Never Returns to us one day… love #BIFFest
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 05:19:14
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    Beautiful accompaniment to ‘The Blackguard’ with fantastic sound effects! #BSFF15
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 06:00:54
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    Quite satisfying to see folk at #bsff/ #bsff15 wandering round @CamPicturehouse with copies of @TakeOneCFF stuffed into their programs 🙂
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 06:02:14
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    OWD BOB (1924): Great little tale of paternal spurning, canine devotion and sheep-murder in the Cumbrian hills. #BSFF15
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 06:55:30
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    En route to Cambridge to play Ghost that Never Returns with @dodgebrothers and @NeilKBrand at #BSFF15. West Road Concert Hall, 5pm today.
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 07:08:20
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    Heading down to Cambridge for #BSFF15 playing “Ghost” at West Road Concert Hall at 5pm. See you there?
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 07:08:34
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    Finally going to join #bsff15 this evening with Dodge Brothers accompanying Ghost That Never Returns tonight in Cambridge.
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 08:19:03
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    Loved Stephen Horne distorting Massenet during the scary violin lesson/child abuse scene in THE BLACKGUARD #BSSF15
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 08:25:27
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    Brill programme of British shorts from the Desmet Coll. – esp. chase comedy ending in a chicken coop and Sweeney/Buchwald combo. #BSFF15
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 10:06:30
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    Off out to #BSFF15 with @dodgebrothers @KermodeMovie @NeilKBrand and a Ghost that never returns.
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 11:28:41
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    Less than an hour before we play “Ghost” at West Road Hall for @britishsilents #BSFF15
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 11:39:37
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    Big thanks to all organisers and musicians at excellent #BSFF15, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 12:28:30
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    A big thanks to all the folks who slaved to make #BSFF15 a success. I had a brilliant time and I know I’m not alone.
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 15:24:20
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    And here’s the #BSFF15 #BSFF awards which nobody is calling the Daveys…
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 15:26:31
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    The last gig of #BSFF15 – the roof terrace greatest hits show!
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 15:29:33
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    Best Film: A Couple of Down and Outs – who can resist saving a horse from the tables of Belgium? #bsff15 #bsff
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 15:31:42
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    Best short film: A Will and a Way #bsff15 #bsff
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 15:33:22
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    Best actor: Johnny Butt for three different Manning Haynes films #bsff15 #bsff
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 15:34:00
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    Hottest female: Lily Damita in The Golden Butterfly. #bsff15 #bsff (Also – no coincidence – nicest frocks)
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 15:35:10
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    Hottest male: Owd Bob’s Ralph Forbes. Sorry Ivor, I’m fickle like that. #bsff15 #bsff
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 15:36:03
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    Best director: Manning Haynes. Best writer: Lydia Hayward. #bsff15 #bsff
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 15:37:27
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    A brilliant #bsff15 – @dodgebrothers and @NeilKBrand accompanying “the ghost that never returns” was stunning
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 15:49:10
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    A big thank you to all at #BSFF15 in Cambridge – fantastic #Turksib show last night. Next stop @borderlines on 16 May…
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 17:40:29
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    @britishpictures I fully agree with all these. Hurrah! The discovery on Manning Haynes changes everything I think #BSSF15
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 18:00:31
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    The Dodge Brothers in Cambridge at #bsff15
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 18:20:30
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    #BSFF15 the highlight of my year, every year. Thanks to Bryony, Laraine, Neil, Sue and everyone who makes it happen. I bloody love you x
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 18:28:15
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    @britishpictures I fully agree with all these. Hurrah! The discovery on Manning Haynes changes everything I think #BSFF15
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 18:30:16
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    Back video editing tomorrow after great weekend at #BSFF. Hope nobody minds this week’s videos all using intertitles & ending in true love.
    Sun, Apr 22 2012 18:58:57
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    Young Woodley star Robin Irvine died aged 31. Anyone know what happened? #bsff15
    Mon, Apr 23 2012 02:13:42
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    The last day of #BSFF15 was immense. The @dodgebrothers added a protest folk soundtrack to GHOST THAT NEVER RETURNS, a corking film.
    Mon, Apr 23 2012 02:14:24
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    We saw some top British films too, inc THE BLACKGUARD & KIPPS, plus lively discussion & a call to rewrite history from Ian Christie #BSFF15
    Mon, Apr 23 2012 02:16:11
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    A huge thank you to the organisers, musicians, volunteers and fine people who attended #BSFF15. A great event, and important too.
    Mon, Apr 23 2012 02:33:45
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    RT @dodgebrothers: “@gavinmidgley: Mark Kermode introducing The Ghost That Never Returns #bsff15”
    Mon, Apr 23 2012 04:27:49
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    I wish I could have gone to the British Silent Film Festival. #BSFF15 Have a good monday people.
    Mon, Apr 23 2012 05:22:14
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    Screenwriter of the Week- Lydia Hayward

    #BSFF15 #Lydiahayward #screenwriting #silentfilm
    Mon, Apr 23 2012 09:29:22
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    Film 100: Head Of The Family.A gem of a britcom at #bsff15 – broad silent comedy which is genuinely fun and funny.Deserves a wider audience
    Mon, Apr 23 2012 10:51:19

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