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A City of Silence


  1. jimbotender
  2. Dimitris

A collection of silent films I've watched, feature, short, animated and documentary ones and many upcoming on my to-watch list.

The list is in chronological order.

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1
Roundhay Garden Scene ,  Unrated)
2
Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge ,  Unrated)
3
Annie Oakley ,  Unrated)
4
La Sortie des usines Lumière 1900,  Unrated)
La Sortie des usines Lumière
Naturally,more than a century has passed and I'll be damned,am I the only one thinking factories are still exploiting their laborers?Ha,of course this 40-second reel doesn't prove anything but I feel it's striking to say the least of what the Lumières achieved at a time period where few would have desired to study a casual workers' exit,in which women seem to have dominated the factory's staff!
5
Le cauchemar (A Nightmare) 1900,  Unrated)
6
L'Arrivée d'un train à La Ciotat (The Arrival of the Mail Train) 1900,  Unrated)
7
Le Voyage dans la lune (A Trip to the Moon) 1999,  Unrated)
Le Voyage dans la lune (A Trip to the Moon)
A delight and I would easily enjoy it for a second and twenty-second time.Along with Porter's western short,these excellent pieces of art are proof of the first masterpieces in movie history.The full moon however seemed a bit creepy with the giant eyeball!
8
The Great Train Robbery 1903,  Unrated)
The Great Train Robbery
This is archive,simple tale but imagine now.In the sunrise of the 20th century a new technique of film-making appeared and western came like a landslide to rule the American urban "hood".
9
A Corner in Wheat 1909,  G)
10
L'Inferno (Dante's Inferno) 1911,  Unrated)
11
The Birth of a Nation 1915,  G)
The Birth of a Nation
This will divide lots of viewers and still,a great amount of population will rise to the fact of political mendacity.Which is correct,no doubt about this.I really want to know however if all of the "audience" praising Scarface (De Palma's mediocrity) and Forest Gump (Zemeckis' sobbing flick) can realize the racist message in those films and not just in Birth of a Nation e.g. Puerto Ricans and low I.Q. people.Strange feeling,isn't it?Condemn the quality of a movie first and then we discuss the f***** political context!
12
Intolerance 1916,  PG)
Intolerance
Redemption for Griffith came with an astonishing work of art.The Birth of an Empire it should be alternatively nicknamed,the second title of Love's persistence is the dark sheet of pessimism,4 eras of desperation and at the same time,visionary trembling.Directorial zeal or a capitalist engrossment?You decide...
13
A Man There Was (Terje Vigen) 1920,  Unrated)
14
Broken Blossoms 1919,  Unrated)
15
Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) 1920,  Unrated)
16
The Golem (Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam) 1920,  Unrated)
17
Cops 1922,  Unrated)
18
Nanook of the North 1922,  Unrated)
19
Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (Nosferatu the Vampire) 1922,  Unrated)
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Robin Hood 1922,  Unrated)
21
The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1923,  PG)
22
A Woman of Paris 1923,  Unrated)
A Woman of Paris
What distincts A Woman of Paris is the line between its overt melodrama and the glorious feature-film period in which Chaplin entered with The Kid.Here,he experimented without his beloved Charlot and yet,Menjou is stellar and so is the usually briosa Purviance.
Predictable and sticking to the strictly condemned love affair,I can only applaud the effort,plus the ironic output,even if he isn't at his most magnificent.
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Waxworks 1926,  Unrated)
24
Battleship Potemkin 1925,  Unrated)
25
Paris qui dort (Paris Asleep) 1926,  Unrated)
26
Phantom Of The Opera 1925,  Unrated)
27
Strike (Stachka) 1925,  Unrated)
28
Kurutta ippêji (A Crazy Page)(A Page of Madness) 1926,  Unrated)
29
The General 1927,  Unrated)
30
The Circus 1928,  G)
31
City Lights 1931,  G)
32
Douro, Faina Fluvial (Working on the Douro River) 1931,  Unrated)
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Limite (Limit) 1992,  Unrated)
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Modern Times 1936,  G)
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Metropolis 1927,  PG-13)
36
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans 1927,  Unrated)
37
The Gold Rush 1925,  G)
38
The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc) 1928,  Unrated)
39
Chelovek s kino-apparatom (Man with a Movie Camera) 1929,  Unrated)
40
The Kid 1921,  Unrated)
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Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog) 1929,  Unrated)
42
Oktyabr (October) (Ten Days That Shook the World) 1928,  Unrated)
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Window Water Baby Moving 1959,  Unrated)
Window Water Baby Moving
Where the lines of chronicling an event,of a documentary and of a short tale are merging into perfection...
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The Adventures of Prince Achmed 1926,  Unrated)
The Adventures of Prince Achmed
A criminally underappreciated animation film,the beloved template of heroes,chivalry,mythical delights made by Reiniger's magic wand is more than just a bargain.Sheer enthusiasm for an hour,this classic visual landscape fills the screen with a literally poetic ambrosia.
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Ballet mécanique 1924,  Unrated)
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Entr'acte 1924,  Unrated)
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Menilmontant 1926,  Unrated)
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Shen nu, (The Goddess) 1934,  Unrated)
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Le Révélateur 1968,  Unrated)
Le Révélateur
Silent film without any music,intended to provoke excluding any shocking tensions that would characterize it as...immoral.
A frivolous account of a couple in nausea (the adults were intoxicated with LSD all the time) and a small kid perplexing the distance in accordance to Garrel's hypnotic visuals thanks to Michel Fournier's spectacular camera lighting!
This is not for the drowsy folks,this is pure cinematic form,no words,just vast landscape,stares,actions,a photographic series of self-reflection. Garrel surpassed this 6 years later with Les Hautes Solitudes.
50
The Heart of the World 2001,  PG)
51
Twilight of a Woman's Soul 1913,  Unrated)
52
Wishing Ring 1914,  Unrated)
53
Kid Auto Races at Venice (The Pest) 1914,  Unrated)
54
Les Vampires 1915,  Unrated)
55
The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' 1914,  Unrated)
56
The Cheat 1915,  Unrated)
57
Judex 1916,  Unrated)
58
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 1916,  Unrated)
59
Thais 1917,  Unrated)
60
Tess of the Storm Country (1922) 1922,  Unrated)
61
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ 1926,  Unrated)
62
Napoléon 1929,  G)
63
Safety Last! 1923,  Unrated)
64
Sherlock Jr. 1924,  Unrated)
65
Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (The Witches) (Haxan) 1929,  Unrated)
66
The Big Parade 1925,  Unrated)
67
Cabiria 1914,  Unrated)
68
The Wind 1928,  Unrated)
69
Faust 1926,  Unrated)
70
The King of Kings 1927,  Unrated)
71
Peter Pan 1924,  Unrated)
72
Body and Soul 1925,  Unrated)
73
Borderline 1930,  Unrated)
74
Otona no miru ehon - Umarete wa mita keredo (I Was Born, But ) (Children of Tokyo) 1932,  Unrated)
75
Leaves Out of the Book of Satan (Blade af Satans bog)(Leaves from Satan's Book) 1924,  Unrated)
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Greed 1924,  Unrated)
77
Der Letzte Mann (The Last Laugh) 1925,  PG)
78
The Crowd 1928,  Unrated)
79
Pandora's Box 1929,  Unrated)
80
Orphans of the Storm 1921,  Unrated)
81
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1920,  Unrated)
82
The Unholy Three 1925,  Unrated)
83
The Thief of Bagdad 1924,  Unrated)
84
Foolish Wives 1922,  Unrated)
85
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog 1928,  Unrated)
86
Mother 1926,  Unrated)
87
Michael 1924,  Unrated)
88
The Sheik 1921,  Unrated)
89
Laugh, Clown, Laugh 1928,  Unrated)
90
Underworld 1927,  Unrated)
91
Wings 1927,  PG-13)
92
La Chute de la maison Usher (The Fall of the House of Usher) 1928,  Unrated)
93
The Navigator 1924,  Unrated)
94
Orlacs Hände (The Hands of Orlac) 1924,  Unrated)
95
Beyond the Rocks 1922,  Unrated)
96
Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler - Ein Bild der Zeit) (Dr. Mabuse, King of Crime) 1922,  Unrated)
97
Die weiße Hölle vom Piz Palü (The White Hell of Pitz Palu) 1929,  Unrated)
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Stella Maris 1918,  Unrated)
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The Penalty 1920,  Unrated)
100
The Iron Horse 1924,  Unrated)
101
The Iron Mask 1929,  Unrated)
102
Die Freudlose Gasse (The Joyless Street) 1925,  Unrated)
103
Varieté (Variety) (Jealousy) 1925,  Unrated)
104
The Last of the Mohicans 1920,  Unrated)
105
Sadie Thompson 1928,  Unrated)
106
Wizard of Oz 1925,  Unrated)
107
Potomok Chingis-Khana (Storm over Asia) (The Heir to Genghis Khan) 1929,  Unrated)
108
J'Accuse! (I Accuse) 1919,  R)
109
Minato no nihon musume (Japanese Girls at the Harbor) 1933,  Unrated)
110
Passing Fancy 1933,  Unrated)
111
Tabu: A Story of the South Seas 1931,  Unrated)
112
Zemlya (Earth) (Soil) 1930,  Unrated)
113
Diary of a Lost Girl 1981,  Unrated)
114
A Story of Floating Weeds (Ukikusa monogatari) 1934,  Unrated)
115
Körkarlen (Korkarlen) (The Phantom Carriage) (Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness) 1920,  Unrated)
116
The Little Match Girl (La Petite marchande d'allumettes) 2000,  Unrated)
117
Blackmail 1929,  Unrated)
118
Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (Siegfried's Death) 1924,  Unrated)
119
Konets Sankt-Peterburga (The End of St. Petersburg) 1927,  Unrated)
120
The Lost World 1925,  Unrated)
121
Laila 1929,  PG-13)
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Brumes d'automne (Autumn Mists) 1929,  Unrated)
123
Girl Shy 1924,  Unrated)
124
The Freshman (College Days) 1925,  Unrated)
125
Seventh Heaven (1927) 1927,  Unrated)

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  1. SirPant
    SirPant posted 4 years ago

    So many films, so little time - An excellent list!!!