Silentology is a
personal favorite of our blogs. Lea takes a fun and fresh approach to movies
that a lot of people – even classic movie fans – think are old and dull, or
hard to follow. It’s refreshing to see someone so young who is interested in
movies that are so old. But, somehow, it makes perfect sense. Lea’s enthusiasm
for early film springs from her own sense of wonder at new experiences and
reminds us that what is truly classic is timeless and speaks to all generations.
Her playfulness can be seen right now in the “Halloween” banner at the top of
Silentology, where a red-eyed and fanged Buster Keaton examines a reel of film.
The seriousness with which she takes historical research can be verified in her
article on the “Big Four” of comedy, in which she examines a thorny question
among silent movie fans.