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marantzo
Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:32 pm Reply with quote
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City Lights is not sappy. When sentiment is done well it isn't sappy. I haven't seen The Kid so I can't judge it, but that's just what I heard about it.
Marilyn
Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:37 pm Reply with quote
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It's a tiny bit sappy. When Charlie comes out of prison, he looks so bedraggled that it pulls the violin strings a bit.

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Shane
Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:52 pm Reply with quote
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Now The Kid, THATS SAPPY!

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Syd
Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:14 pm Reply with quote
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I have lots of comedy in my top 10. In no particular order
The Passion of Joan of Arc
The Navigator
Greed
Our Hospitality
City Lights
Modern Times
Napoleon
The Adventures of Prince Achmed
The Eagle
The Thief of Bagdad

Honorable mention: Why Worry?, Ben-Hur, The Extra Girl, Steamboat Bill, Jr., The Gold Rush, Son of the Sheik. Also the Chaplin shorts Easy Street, A Dog's Life and Shoulder Arms

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Joe Vitus
Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:14 pm Reply with quote
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Nosferatu
Metropolis
The Birth of a Nation
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Sherlock Jr.
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Phantom of the Opera
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
The Patsy
Modern Times

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Shane
Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:32 pm Reply with quote
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The Freshman
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Patchwork Girl
His Majesty The Scarecrow of Oz
The Lodger
Nosferatu
Modern Times
The Gold rush
Shadows

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Marc
Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:59 pm Reply with quote
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These are the only silent films I've really enjoyed, other than a few comedies.

HAXAN
THE DOCKS OF NEW YORK
SUNRISE
MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA
UN CHIEN ANDALOU
TABU
PICCADILLY
FOOLISH WIVES
FAUST
NAPOLEON
THE UNHOLY THREE
THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
OCTOBER
STRIKE
MEXICAN FANTASY
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tirebiter
Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 12:38 am Reply with quote
Joined: 20 May 2004 Posts: 4011 Location: not far away
Lady: Thanks for this nifty forum.

Marc: Thanks for reminding me of Haxan, aka Withcraft Through The Ages. Man, what a mind-burner. It reminded me of Vampyr, not a silent, but might as well be.

It's been too many years since I regularly saw silent films-- I look forward to hearing what people have to say... or reading the intertitles... whatever.
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gromit
Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:33 am Reply with quote
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1. Metropolis
2. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
3. The Gold Rush
4. Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler
5. Sherlock Jr.
6. The Adventures of Prince Achmed
7. The Last Laugh
8. Nanook of the North
9. Un Chien Andalou
10. Man With A Movie Camera
Modern Times is great, but has some advantages being a later, talking-era silent.

Here's a list of Top 100 Silent films as voted on one good website devoted to silents:
http://www.silentera.com/info/top100.html

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Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 2:24 am Reply with quote
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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Un Chien Andalou
Dancing Mothers
(w/ Clara Bow)
Nosferatu
Berlin:Symphony of a Great City (based on Vertov's Man w/ a Movie Camera?)
The Black Pirate
The Gold Rush
The Unknown
Napoleon
Broken Blossoms
Tess of the Storm Country
(w/America's Sweetheart Miss Mary Pickford churning it out)
Sadie Thompson (w/ Gloria Swanson)
The Vampyres
London After Midnight


This is gonna be fun Lady W.

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gromit
Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:33 am Reply with quote
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Out of that Top 100 Silent Film list, I've only seen about 1/4, and have another dozen on dvd awaiting my eyeballs.

Until the past year or two, I had only seen "important" silent films (Great Train Robbery, Birth of a Nation, Un Chien Andalou, Man With a Movie Camera, Potemkin) and comedies. Recently, I've been catching up on a lot of silent dramas.

I keep forgetting to pick up the Garbo box, which includes 3 silents.

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lady wakasa
Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:50 am Reply with quote
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I started this list,

Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler / Inferno
The Last Laugh
Seven Chances
The Oyster Princess
Aelita, Queen of Mars
Greed
Nosferatu
Man With A Movie Camera


but I don't think I can finish it. Just too many films!!!

I'll put together a list of great sites about silents in the near future.
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dlhavard
Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:50 am Reply with quote
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Got my list too - in no particular order:

Tillie's Punctured Romance (Marie Dressler)
Thief of Bagdad/Mark of Zorro (Fairbanks)
Hunchback of Notre Dame/Phantom of the Opera (Chaney)
Mud and Sand (Stan Laurel)
Broken Blossoms/The Wind (Gish)
Gold Rush (Chaplin)
Nosferatu

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Actually The Son of the Sheik is very funny. Valentino spoofs his own image--playing the son of, well, himself.


If you want to see funny, try Stan Laurel's imitation of Valinto in Mud and Sand! (This was before he became part of the Laurel and Hardy duo.) Only saw it once (late night tv) and I'd love to get a copy.

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Marilyn
Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:53 am Reply with quote
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I think I saw that a long time ago. I sure would like to see it again!

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lady wakasa
Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:31 am Reply with quote
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Satire: Buster Keaton did a great sendup of Griffith's Intolerance named Three Ages. Very cute, in that Buster sort of way.

This is jumping the gun, but the female star, Margaret Leahy, actually won the role through a beauty contest (more or less)...

http://www.busterkeaton.com/Margaret/shop1.htm
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