Is there anyone playing a more important role than David Shepard in the preservation of silent cinema? I doubt it. Shepard and Film Preservation Associates have restored and presented an astonishing number of essential silent films, including the bulk of Buster Keaton's career, The Lost World, Nosferatu, and many others. Now, Image Entertainment has released a definitive collection of over fifty silent comedies, called "Slapstick Encyclopedia." This is truly the most impressive set of silent era comedy ever packaged together.
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