Nerves Review by Chris Lyons

Nerves (1919) Director and writer: Robert Reinert Country: Germany Language: Silent, German One of the most unfortunate consequences for those who survey history is the inevitable amnesia. For any given subject, a historian will undoubtedly forget or overlook something or someone. In film history, this happens quite often. There are many, many great directors that […]

The Avenging Conscience (1914)

Director and writer: D.W. Griffith Country: United States Language: Silent, English A year before director D.W. Griffith gained infamy with his notorious epic The Birth of a Nation, he wrote and directed The Avenging Conscience. The film, based on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” and poem “Annabel Lee,” tells the story of […]

The Student of Prague Review by Chris Lyons

The Student of Prague (1913) Director: Stellan Rye Writer: Hanns Heinz Ewers Country: Germany Language: Silent, German In 1913, German writer Hanns Heinz Ewers and Danish director Stellan Rye produced The Student of Prague, an early silent German film loosely based on both Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “William Wilson,” Alfred de Musset’s poem “The […]