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The Silent London Poll of 2017: vote now!

It’s the first day of December, which means two things. Number one, don’t forget to light the advent candle tonight. Two, it’s time to open the Silent London Poll.

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The House of Mystery

You’ve got plenty of time to think about your choices this year – the poll will be open for the next three weeks. But remember that every vote counts.

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Nell Shipman

Are you struggling to remember the festivals, films, and music that you loved the most in 2017? Well take a look back through the pages of Silent London, or the Silent Film Calendar or ithankyou, both of which sites kept up to date with silent happenings all year round.

Sensation Seekers (Lois Weber, 1927)
Sensation Seekers (Lois Weber, 1927)

Remember also that I want to hear about home video releases and books as well as screenings and festivals. And modern silents too – the world didn’t end in 1927.

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The Woman Men Yearn For (1929)

Leicester you forget, settle down to fill in the survey with a Hipp soundtrack, and perhaps glass of Italian wine, maybe a Shiraz, and try to remember the films and events that changed your appreciation of silent cinema this year. There were laughs. There were tears. There was even a hint of revolution in the air.

The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg
The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg

As is now traditional, I’m asking for your Silent Hero, and at the suggestion of Mr John Sweeney, I’ll be asking for your favourite intertitle of the year too – just one that made the biggest impression on you.

A Page of Madness (1926)
A Page of Madness (1926)

Don’t be afraid to lobby for your favourites, or to vote for events outside the UK. The poll is now a global affair and the more votes the merrier. Sharing is caring!

Follow this link to fill in the survey – or scroll down and get started straight away.

 

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