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THE SILENT ERA, 1888-1929

by Kenji
Click on the green links. Street Angel (Borzage), Land Beyond the Sunset . Essentials, not just favourites. By year. Apursansar has already done an excellent list of his favourites, into the 30s, but i thought we could do with a compendium-type list too. I’m now going back to Louis Le Prince’s pioneering films in Leeds in 1888, rather than the Lumieres’ paying cinema presentation of 1895. See also RRegan’s list Silent Bob, and Amadeus’ list Masters of the Silent Era: Feature Films . And here’s my list of the 19th century pioneers: Let there be Light. My favourites: Sunrise Metropolis Man with a Movie Camera The Pearl Battleship… Read more

Click on the green links. Street Angel (Borzage),

Land Beyond the Sunset .

Essentials, not just favourites. By year. Apursansar has already done an excellent list of his favourites, into the 30s, but i thought we could do with a compendium-type list too. I’m now going back to Louis Le Prince’s pioneering films in Leeds in 1888, rather than the Lumieres’ paying cinema presentation of 1895. See also RRegan’s list Silent Bob, and Amadeus’ list Masters of the Silent Era: Feature Films .

And here’s my list of the 19th century pioneers: Let there be Light.

My favourites:

Sunrise
Metropolis
Man with a Movie Camera
The Pearl
Battleship Potemkin
Nosferatu
The Gold Rush
The General
Sherlock Jnr
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Zvenigora
Street Angel
The Chess Player
Vampires

the great early pioneer Alice Guy-Blaché

Missing from the site:

Liverpool Scenes (Alexandre Promio)

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