Movies Silently Podcast Episode 01: Death and Tinting with Christopher Bird

The first episode of the Movies Silently Podcast with host Fritzi Kramer and special guest Christopher Bird.

Special thanks to William Remmers for Jazz Vampire, Evgeniy for helping with Russian pronunciation and Felicitas for helping with German. Be sure to get in touch if you are interested in offering pronunciation help as well!

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Post-interview, Chris did some checking and there were TWO nitrate fires at the venue. Also, he asked around and there are indeed new chemically tinted prints still being made right now, which is incredibly exciting. Finally, the Queen documentary Chris is co-directing was officially announced yesterday, so we can share a few more details. It’s called The Show Must Go On and American viewers can catch it on ABC in April.


I tried to keep this in the order that they came up in the podcast.

Our Film Picks:

Michael Strogoff (1926)

The Lucky Devil (1925)

Warning Shadows (1923)

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Chris’s YouTube Channel

The Czar’s Ball in Michael Strogoff: