Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Help with Silent Movie Resources

Recommended Posts

Hi everyone,


I greatly enjoyed this course by revisiting some old favorites and finding more to explore, so I figured I would ask Dr. Edwards and the knowledgeable members of this community for some recommendations.


I am particularly looking for good biographies, autobiographies, and film analysis books on: Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd, and Laurel & Hardy. I know there is A TON out there so I was wondering if anyone here can share their top picks.


My other request has to do with silent film musical scores. I am a classically trained violinist and a passion project of mine that has been percolating for the past few years would be to perform live musical accompaniment to some of the great shorts from the artists listed above for educational purposes with my string quartet. 


So I'm definitely looking for resources, such as how/where to find/rent original music, getting in touch with established composers like Robert Israel, meeting young composers who might be interested, or even books that detail the criteria behind using public domain music.


Again, thanks to Dr. Edwards and everyone involved for making this happen and for giving us a platform to geek out on this wonderful subject.


Oh, and thanks in advance to anyone willing to share some info on my requests : )      

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites


© 2023 Turner Classic Movies Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Cookie Settings
  • Create New...