the golem: how he came into the world

Silent Cinema!

Aelita: The Queen of Mars (Yakov Protazanov, 1924) 

The Lost World (Harry O. Hoyt, 1925)

Cabiria (Giovanni Pastrone, 1914)

A Page of Madness (Teinosuke Kinugasa, 1930)

Les Vampires (Louis Feuillade, 1915)

The Man With A Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)

Borderline (Kenneth Macpherson, 1930)

The Unknown (Tod Browning, 1927)

Phantom of the Opera (Rupert Julian, 1925)

The Golem: How He Came Into The World (Paul Wegener, 1915)

The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks ( Lev Kuleshov, 1924)

Japanese Girls At The Harbor (Hiroshi Shimizu, 1933)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (John S. Robertson, 1920)

Nanook of the North (Robert Flaherty, 1922)

Souls on the Road (Minoru Murata, 1921)

Oscar Micheaux: Body and Soul, Within Our Gates, The Symbol of the Unconquered

Mikio Naruse: Apart From You, Every Night Dreams, Street Without End

F.W. Murnau: Faust, Phantom, Nosferatu, The Last Laugh, Tartuffe, Sunrise

Sergei Eisenstein: Strike, October, Battleship Potemkin

Victor Sjostrom: The Wind, The Outlaw And His Wife, Ingeborg Holm, He Who Gets Slapped, The Phantom Carriage

Paul Leni The Cat and the Canary, WaxworksThe Man Who Laughs

Buster Keaton: Sherlock Jr, The General, Our Hospitality, College, The Saphead, The Haunted House, Go West, Steamboat Bill Jr, Battling Buttler

Josef von SternbergThe Docks of New York, The Last Command, Underworld

Robert Wiene: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The Hands of Orlac 

Carl Dreyer: The PresidentThe Passion of Joan of Arc, Michael, Leaves From Satan’s Book

D.W. Griffith: Intolerance, Way Down East, Orphans of the Storm

Kenji MizoguchiOrizuru Osen, The Water Magician, Poppy

Alexander Dovzhenko: Earth, Arsenal, Zvenigora

Vsevolod Pudovkin: The End of St. Petersburg, Mother, Storm Over Asia,

Fritz Lang: Metropolis, Die Nibelungen: Siegfried, Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild’s Revenge [1][2][3][4], Destiny, Woman In The Moon, Dr. Mabuse The Gambler [1][2], Spies

Jean Epstein: Coeur Fidele, The Fall of the House of Usher

Yasujiro Ozu: I Was Born But…, Tokyo Chorus, An Inn In Tokyo, Dragnet Girl

Charlie Chaplin: The Kid, Sunnyside, City Lights, Easy Street

Blackrock Gothic
  • There are two golems. One is red and one is blue. Sometimes they are both red. Sometimes both blue. Sometimes they are gone. You cannot remember how many came before them.
  • The snowman is dead. The snowman cannot die. You rebuild him for the thousandth time.
  • Your armor can destroy the world, or so they told you. You do not know who They are. They were wrong. This armor does destroy the world. You cannot stop it from doing so.
  • The dinosaur never speaks, and yet you expect it to. You know that dinosaurs do not speak.
  • You give the dinosaur a beer, and he flips a lever connected to nothing.
  • You have been wearing the mask for so long that not even you recall what is underneath it. There are holes in the walls that you did not put there.
  • There are much larger holes that you did put there. You think it was you. Your memory is in third-person.
  • The man who makes the pools has run out of water. You offer him water. He asks for molten rock.
  • You bring him the molten rock in a steel bucket. It should melt, but it does not. He holds it in his bare hands.
  • The world ended. Only you seem to care. Only you seem to remember.
  • The computer knows what you are.
  • You don’t.