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Posted: 9/11/2004 1:19:15 PM EST
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"Things to Come" - fantastic film, but I'm not 100% sure it's silent.


Link Posted: 9/11/2004 1:22:34 PM EST

Georges Méliès. A Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage dans la lune). 1902.
35mm film, black and white, silent
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 1:24:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By ar50troll:
Georges Méliès. A Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage dans la lune). 1902.
35mm film, black and white, silent
www.moma.org/collection/depts/film_media/images/large/film_melies_trip.jpg




That's a cool film (there's an obcsure homage to it in Futurama - when Bender shoves a bottle into the eye of an amusement park mascot with a moon-head ).
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 1:31:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/11/2004 1:34:25 PM EST by goodmedicine]
Invasion of the body snatchers

1955 B+W
Kevin McCarthy
Dana Wynter
Carolyn Jones

GM

oops, missed the silent part, sorry
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 1:32:16 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/11/2004 1:35:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
"Things to Come" - fantastic film, but I'm not 100% sure it's silent.






Already got it, 1933 HG Wells film. But not silent.




sorry
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 1:36:31 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/11/2004 1:40:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By ar50troll:
Georges Méliès. A Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage dans la lune). 1902.
35mm film, black and white, silent
www.moma.org/collection/depts/film_media/images/large/film_melies_trip.jpg




Doesn't appear to be available on DVD yet.



try here
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 1:42:00 PM EST
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Charlie Chaplins were always my favorites.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 1:55:19 PM EST
Try "Wings" the first AA winning film---yes a war movie!
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 2:02:05 PM EST
"The General"

- Buster Keaton film. One of the funniest films I've ever seen (silent or otherwise), plus it is based on a true story.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 2:14:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/11/2004 2:14:33 PM EST by SS109]

Originally Posted By TLWrench:
"The General"

- Buster Keaton film. One of the funniest films I've ever seen (silent or otherwise), plus it is based on a true story.



This would be my choice too. Very funny.

I also like Chaplin's "The Gold Rush"

I am going to have to check out your horror choices. You may want to look for the Mexican version of Dracula, story has it was filmed on the same sets, just at night, and since it wasn't intended for US audiences, it is more risque(sp?).
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 2:39:09 PM EST
"Wings"
Howard Hughes' "Hell's Angels"
Abel Gance's "Napolean"
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 2:40:31 PM EST
Also, "Battleship Potemkin"
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 2:42:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/11/2004 2:42:41 PM EST by Jaybo]

Originally Posted By Mojo_Jojo:
Also, "Battleship Potemkin"



Definitely! And Metropolis was a good choice...
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 2:42:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mojo_Jojo:
Also, "Battleship Potemkin"



Yeah, you're neglecting Sergey Eisenstein.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 2:43:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By Mojo_Jojo:
Also, "Battleship Potemkin"



Yeah, you're neglecting Sergey Eisenstein.



If they don't have to be silent flicks to make your list, add Alexander Nevsky.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 2:45:47 PM EST
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I just caught the silent version [1921 i think] of Joan of Ark sp, good movie.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 3:19:37 PM EST
You might also consider "Triumph of Will" by Leni Riefenstahl. Controversial Hitler propoganda piece, but interesting.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 4:30:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By TLWrench:
"The General"

- Buster Keaton film. One of the funniest films I've ever seen (silent or otherwise), plus it is based on a true story.



also "STEAMBOAT BILL JR." with Buster Keaton, great old time special effects
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 5:08:11 PM EST
Do you have the 'fixed' version of Metropolis? Kino Video put out a revised edition that took a recently discovered near master, and digitally fixed the age flaws that were in the old version. Its MUCH better, although its still missing some scenes that have been lost, its an all around better product.

Link Posted: 9/11/2004 9:08:07 PM EST
The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari (German - 1919)

(Admittedly not up to the standard of the movies you already have)
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 9:18:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/11/2004 9:20:12 PM EST by Sturmwehr]

Originally Posted By rainman:
I just caught the silent version [1921 i think] of Joan of Ark sp, good movie.



1928, actually.

Passion of Joan of Arc

Very good. Great music.

...What? I watch AMC too!
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 9:23:42 PM EST
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[Last Edit: 9/11/2004 9:47:33 PM EST by Kentlik]
Steyr,
You need one of FW Murnau's classic films to start off with:

Sunrise
and
Salvador Daley's
andalusion dog (SP)
Start there and we can move on to more edgy stuff.

Kentlik

Link Posted: 9/11/2004 9:43:55 PM EST
"Silent movie" Mel Brooks
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 10:02:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
... Looked at that and Fritz Langs "M" but not sure they are "must have's."...


To each, his own – of course; but IMHO “M” is a beautifully crafted film with numerous truly unforgettable scenes. The opening scene, in particular, is horrifying.

Alas, the movie is also frighteningly timely.

Still, it is a talkie.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 10:05:41 PM EST
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