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SmashTheTV

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Silent Films
« on: August 18, 2014, 07:30:35 PM »
I have seen 3 silent films.

Metropolis
The Artist
Blancanieves (So much better than The Artist)

As you can see 2 of them are modern. So I need to watch more silent films and would love for some recommendations. Im mostly looking for classics and bare in mind I wont be having a silent film marathon so don't recommend to many!

Also will be watching Nosferatu this October, so you don't need to recommend me that.

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Re: Silent Films
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2014, 07:52:20 PM »
Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc
Lang's Dr. Mabuse the Gambler
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Re: Silent Films
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2014, 08:34:06 PM »
The Essentials:

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
The Passion of Joan of Arc
City Lights
Sherlock Jr.

I could list about 30 more, but really, those are the ones that I think are both great and engaging that I'd recommend starting off.

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Re: Silent Films
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2014, 08:48:16 PM »
Chaplin Chaplin Chaplin Chaplin Chaplin Chaplin Chaplin
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Re: Silent Films
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2014, 09:08:15 PM »
Lucky Star
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Re: Silent Films
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2014, 09:11:22 PM »
The Man With a Movie Camera
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Re: Silent Films
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2014, 09:49:05 PM »
The General
The Last Laugh
A Trip to the Moon

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The Passion of Joan of Arc
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Sherlock Jr.
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and some Chaplin

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Re: Silent Films
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2014, 09:57:14 PM »
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Re: Silent Films
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2014, 09:59:27 PM »
Apart from Chaplin Chaplin Chaplin im surprised no one mention Modern Times?

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Re: Silent Films
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2014, 10:19:13 PM »
My fave Chaplin is The Circus but in general I'm not a fan of him, so YMMV.  Modern Times is pretty enjoyable.