As a fan of silent films, I was excited to hear that an ultra-rare silent movie is going to be shown in Rochester, NY this fall – the 1912 version of Robin Hood. The earliest surviving Robin Hood film, although there were several before the famous ones.
And speaking of famous Robin Hood films, I see they are also showing the 1922 Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood with a newly-reconstructed score played by a live orchestra.
Silent films play better on the big screen — and with a live orchestra. This should be quite a treat.
I see it’s connected to a Robin Hood conference with much discussion about the outlaw, and it also features live musical performances. And a display with rare books, stills and even Douglas Fairbanks Sr.’s boots.
Sounds like a fun time for any fans of films or Robin Hood in musicals, books, TV, comics and even romance novels and fan fiction, it appears.