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Great silent films
List creator: jaimetout
Created on: December 3, 2003 - 12:17 PM PST
Description: Some are old, some are not. in any case, you get to rely on your eyes...

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The Movies Begin vol. 1: The Great Train Robbery & Other Primary Works (2002)
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  Kino's great five-disc collection of early cinematic watersheds
Treasures from American Film Archives (Disc 1 of 4) (1893-1968)
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  A great big grab bag of restored films from all eras. features some obscure and nearly lost silents
By Brakhage: An Anthology (Criterion Collection) (Disc 1 of 2) (1964)
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  if you're ready to explode your preconceptions about what cinema is, rent this. it'll change the way you see.
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Criterion Collection) (1928)
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  one of the most beautifully shot films of the silent (or any other) era
Man With a Movie Camera (1929)
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  go back to a time when filmmakers were still trying to decide what movies could (or should) do, before hollywood standardized the form and cemented the narrative formula that gives us the tripe we see today.
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
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  montage. political and cinematic revolution.
Earth/The End of St. Petersburg/Chess Fever (1930)
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  a what's what of soviet dialectic filmmaking
Nanook of the North (Criterion Collection) (1922)
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  loving representation of inuit life
Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (Disc 1 of 2) (1924)
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  loving representation of germanic myth
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Restored Authorized Edition) (1919)
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  the origins of noir
Intolerance (1916)
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  a lavish visual smorgasbord
Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927)
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  very much lifted from MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA, but worth a sustained peek
Begotten (1991)
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  modern silent that gets back to film as a visual medium. silent as form rather than historical curio. and it's seriously f'ed up.
Nosferatu (1922)
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  murnau the light painter
Sunrise (1927)
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  be-YOO-tee-ful. technically not a silent (movietone score and diegetic sound effects added at last minute)
Kino-Eye/Three Songs of Lenin (1934)
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  more dialectic social outcry from vertov
Mother (1926)
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  more beautiful soviet agitprop
Decasia: The State of Decay (2002)
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  sometimes we forget films are physical objects. and that our bodies are, too...
Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)
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  louise brooks, the silent hottie par excellence
Faust (1926)
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  one of murnau's best
The Golem (1920)
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  eerily prescient of nazi ideology
It (1927)
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  miss clara bow was indeed "it."
The Last Laugh (1924)
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  murnau dared to move the camera
Modern Times (Criterion) (1936)
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  great movie, and a great example of the weird hybrid part-talkies of the early sound era
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
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  lon chaney was one of the best screen actors ever.
Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary (2002)
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  i can't WAIT until this one comes out. maddin's a delirious genius.
The Lon Chaney Collection (Disc 1 of 2) (1927)
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  laugh, clown, laugh; cry, viewer, cry
The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)
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  early bunuel on DVD is a rare thing indeed.

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