I often forget to check out the most-read pieces published on the site in any given year – but 2017 offers a particularly varied and cheery top 10. So here goes: the most-read (new) features on Silent London in 2017 were, in ascending order:
I reviewed the London Film Festival archive gala, with a head full of festival flu. Cracking night, though.
A reprint of something I wrote for a magazine, on the amazing ending (or is it?) of a classic film.
I presented this as a paper at the 2017 British Silent Film Festival Symposium. It’s long, and a bit grubby, but interesting, I promise.
Gorgeous guest post from our friend David Cairns of Shadowplay about the diva films he saw at Il Cinema Ritrovato this year.
This was big news. What greater incentive do you need to vote in this year’s poll?
A mystery solved! What mystery? Read on …
Who doesn’t love free films?
A bizarre, beautiful guest post from our friends the Lumière Sisters, a collective of writers who hang out over at the Chiseler.
Keanu Reeves, a dog, and a whole load of silent cinema references.
Yes, the most popular post on this site all year, by far, was a piece querying a story I read in the Mail on Sunday. Go figure …
Thanks for reading! Merry Christmas and a happy new year!