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See these films: Seven Chances with live musical score @ the Somerville Theatre


Let's push the cinema clock back a bit, not just before 3D, but before color and even sound. After seeing Buster Keaton's silent comic masterpiece Seven Chances (1925) with a live score provided by Jeff Rapsis on a digital synthesizer, you might agree with those who think all these "advancements" have detracted from the essence of cinema. In it Buster has until 7 pm to land a bride or he'll lose his inheritance. The climax is one of the funniest sequences on film. Watch this, and then rent the 1999 re-make, The Bachelor, to see how much progress we have (not) made in movies since the '20s. The Somerville Theatre is at 55 Davis Square, Somerville | Sunday, July 10 @ 7 pm | $12; $8 students, seniors | 617.625.5700 or somervilletheatreonline.com.
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