Loud thoughts about silent films
In a beautiful Saturday afternoon, Group 2 of Kaposvár, attended an interesting activity at the County Library in Kaposvár.
It was organised on the terrace of the library, where we could enjoy some biscuits and a cup of tea. The interviewee was a well-known actor and director called István Znamenák and the interviewer was Péter Gombos, who is also our grammar teacher at the Foundation.
Few of us visited the media library too, where the beginnings of the film industry was introduced. The first showings were held at Cafés and were accompanied by a pianist or an orchestra, as the projector was really noisy. The first silent film is almost 110 years old. We watched Georges Méliès’s Le Voyage dans la lune (Voyage to the Moon), accompanied by the pianist Gábor Ujláb. It gave us the feeling flying back in time. The pleasant day ended late afternoon, after we had run out of tea and biscuits, but there will be one more conversation next spring, when the art of animation is going to be the topic. At that time Éva M. Tóth will be interviewed by Mr Gombos. Csepeli Nikolett K2