The New York times, Movie Blips, Twitterers and others are talking and reporting about the 75 lost silent movies that are coming from New Zealand to the U.S. According to The New York Times, the films picked to come back are culturally and historically important. That makes sense. This is happening in accordance with the patronage of the National Film Preservation foundation. The movies were discovered in a New Zealand film archive reports, Dave Kehr.
Kehr also reports that some of these movies indicate the important input of women to early films. The movies being shipped over include some directed by Mabel Normand, Al Christie, and John Ford. Comedies, dramas, and westerns are part of the bunch. This is a wonderful discovery and preservation of these films is vital to the history of the movies.