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Wandering Goat reopens the silent `Pandora's Box'
If you are among those who think silent films are boring, take a Tuesday trip to the Wandering Goat Coffee Co. and peek into "Pandora's Box Pandora’s box
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The coffeehouse is screening G.W. Pabst's 1928 film that catapulted Louise Brooks to international acclaim and made her the flapper icon of the Jazz Age Noun 1. Jazz Age - the 1920s in the United States characterized in the novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald as a period of wealth, youthful exuberance, and carefree hedonism .
The Internet Movie Database says "Pandora's Box" tells the tragic story of Lulu, a hedonistic he·don·ism
1. Pursuit of or devotion to pleasure, especially to the pleasures of the senses.
2. Philosophy The ethical doctrine holding that only what is pleasant or has pleasant consequences is intrinsically good. and beautiful free-spirit whose personality and dancing bring all the men she meets under her powerful, yet somehow innocent spell.
Roger Ebert says Brooks, whom he calls the "most popular dead actress on the Web," "regards us from the screen as if the screen were not there; she casts away the artifice of film and invites us to play with her."
Pauline Kael says, "For sheer erotic dynamism,'' several scenes in this movie "have never been equaled.''
The free screening is open to all ages at 268 Madison St.
Historic Salem theater announces fall schedule
Speaking of silent films, several are on the program (all with live organ accompaniment) during the Wednesday Evening Film Series, which starts Sept. 10 at the Historic Elsinore Theatre The Elsinore Theatre is a theatre located in Salem, Oregon, United States, that first opened on May 28, 1926. Construction and early years
Owner George Guthrie enlisted the firm of Lawrence and Holford to design the theatre in a Tudor Gothic style meant to resemble the in Salem.
The films screen at 7 p.m. at 170 High St. S.E., Salem. Admission is $5.
The fall schedule: Sept. 10, screwball screw·ball
1. Baseball A pitched ball that curves in the direction opposite to that of a normal curve ball.
2. Slang An eccentric, impulsively whimsical, or irrational person.
adj. comedies "Holiday" and "American Madness"; Sept. 17, the silent "The Cat and the Canary"; Sept. 24, Rodgers & Hammerstein's "South Pacific"; Oct. 1, "The General" with Buster Keaton Noun 1. Buster Keaton - United States comedian and actor in silent films noted for his acrobatic skills and deadpan face (1895-1966)
Joseph Francis Keaton, Keaton ; Oct. 8, John Wayne in "They Were Expendable"; Oct. 15, Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer in "Gaslight"; Oct. 22, Lon Chaney in the silent "The Hunchback hunchback, abnormal outward curvature of the spine in the thoracic region. It is also known as kyphosis and humpback, and in its severe form a noticeable hump is evident on the back. of Notre Dame"; Oct. 29, Jimmy Stewart in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"; Nov. 5, Keaton's "Battling Butler"; Nov. 12, Joan Crawford in "Mildred Pierce"; and Nov. 19, Ingmar Bergman's "Fanny and Alexander."
- The Register-Guard