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Notable works coming into public domain at midnight 

Films are listed with their director, literature with their author

Film:

  • The Gold Rush, Charlie Chaplin
  • Ben-Hur, Fred Niblo
  • Бронено́сец «Потёмкин» (The Battleship Potemkin), Sergei Eisenstein
  • The Big Parade, King Vidor
  • Le fantôme du Moulin-Rouge (The Phantom of the Moulin-Rouge), René Clair
  • Go West, Buster Keaton
  • The Freshman, Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor, starring Harold Lloyd
  • Lights of Old Broadway, Monta Bell
  • The Monster, Roland West, starring Lon Chaney
  • The Phantom of the Opera, Rupert Julian, starring Lon Chaney
  • Seven Chances, Buster Keaton

Literature:

  • Metropolis, Thea von Harbou (written in tandem with the 1927 Fritz Lang film)
  • The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Manhattan Transfer, John Dos Passos
  • Porgy, DuBose Heyward (made into "Porgy and Bess")
  • Those Barren Leaves, Aldous Huxley
  • Carry On, Jeeves, PG Wodehouse
  • Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
  • The Billy-Club Puppets, Federico García Lorca
  • A Cuckoo in the Nest, John Travers
  • The Hollow Men, TS Eliot

Notable works coming into public domain at midnight 

@noelle time to sample so many things from Ben Hur

Notable works coming into public domain at midnight 

@noelle Oh, I've read Metropolis when I was younger. Pretty good book (and excellent film)!

Notable works coming into public domain at midnight 

@noelle oh my gosh Mrs. Dalloway finally

Notable works coming into public domain at midnight 

@noelle Ooh, that's some good stuff! I might have to start a New Year's Day tradition of watching some newly-public-domain films each year.

Notable works coming into public domain at midnight 

@noelle In the US, there are separate lists for Canada (50+life) and the rest of the world (75+life)

Notable works coming into public domain at midnight 

@noelle The Hollow Men is so apt for 2020.

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