Hi and welcome to absomutely. I’m Ole Johnny, and I’m a Masters student in Film and Media Science at NTNU in Norway.
This blog was created to be a crucible for all my film ramblings- specifically those on silent films. They fascinate me to no end, and I thought that it would be fun to document these thoughts and musings, and who knows- maybe some of you will be silent film converts too!
The content featured will range from film reviews from press screenings, analytic articles to film festival reviews (look out for the upcoming one in Pordenone, Italy!)
My reason I started this blog grew from a desire to share my virgin experience at the Pordenone Silent Film Festival. It has been running for the past 35 years, and this years line up promises a schedule no less dazzling.
In the lead up to the festival, I will be writing one or two articles offering some insight into why silent films interest me, why they are important in both the wider context of society, and also, academic research. Why else would I head all the way to Italy? (apart from the fantastic food of course)