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    the Lumière brothers, the great pioneers of film history. Silent films used camera effects, music, lighting, staging of props and the actor’s body language as a medium to create a universal language that communicated to people intellectually and emotionally. A collection of Thomas Edison, Georges Méliès and the Lumière brother’s short films in the movie The Great Primitives (1894-1950) showcased the beginnings of cinematography.…

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    Being an auditory learner it is easy to say silent films are not my thing. I like to know every word of every conversation in a film. Although I had watched few silent films prior to City Lights I didn 't really have a great perception of them, I just assumed i disliked them all. City Lights was a great film which I really enjoyed. My conceptions of silent films prior to this film were that they were boring, tried too hard to be funny, and difficult to understand because of the lack of dialogue.…

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    Silent Film Analysis

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    Another significant aspect of creating a silent movie is its music. Because ‘The Artist’ is mostly a silent movie, music played an important role. As in the interview with the composer by Jason Guerrasio as well as biography of Ludovic Bource, it confirms that the man who was responsible for composing the Oscar-winning soundtrack was not very popular in the industry before. In fact, he only composed for a few different movies, including ‘OSS 117: Rio ne respond pas’ also with Hazanavicious. In…

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    In ‘Music and the Silent Film’ by Patrick Miller the writer comments that from the earliest days of the cinema, commercial films were accompanied by music. From the fairground nickelodeons where player pianos churned out popular favourites to the glittering movie palaces where large orchestras accompanied the images on the silver screen, film music flourished. Music for the movies not only heightened the emotional response to a picture, but also served the practical purpose of drowning out the…

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    Era Of Silent Films

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    Moving on to the era of silent films which extends from the late nineteenth century, with the earliest work by the Lumière Brothers in France and Edison in America acts became much bigger, crazier and widely spread. Here to clowning had moved over and become big in the silent films. One such name that rose to the top during this era is Charlie Chaplin who took the world by storm with his slapstick comedy. During the Silent movie era, comedy was big and people loved it because it was slapstick…

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    heart-warming, and hilarious. I loved this film from the beginning to the end, and I fell in love with every character. Charming performances from Berenice Bejo and Jean Dujardin, who provide all the charm and moving moments in the film. The Artist is different from other silent films I have seen because it contains more camera movements and edits. The acting style is also different because the actors are really expressive and do not have to use the same gestures all over again. The Artist shows…

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    That night at the silent film I really enjoyed the way you carried yourself in front of the audience Donald. You introduced into the gateway community college silent film with grace and in a very elegance manner. The Theater organist was such a beautiful peice of artistic attribution to the silent film. the clean sound flowed with tranquility throughout the presentation from inception to ending. In the beggining of the film the “The Navigator” (1924), starring Buster keaton,Betsy O’Brien (kathy…

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    Silent Films In The 1920s

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    In the 1920s, lively culture and technological advancements such as sports, film, and medical developments were the spotlight at the time. Three passionate individuals contributed to their respective fields during the 1920s in sports, film, and the medical area of study. The three individuals were Lionel Conacher, who had a passion for many sports, Mary Pickford, a successful actress, and Dr. Frederick Banting, a determined doctor who discovered a cure for diabetes. During the 1920s, the…

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    There is constant confusion between body language and sign language, sign language is a form of spoken language, whereas body language varies based on different circumstances; giving it no specific meaning, grammar, or rules. Body language, though not a recent discovery, has only begun to be researched in depth, making a modern field of study, in fact, it is believed that the awareness of nonverbal communication began with actors in silent films during the 19th century. Silent films, though they…

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    The world of film has always been a marvel amongst the general public of the United States. Within the early years of the magic of movie making, the field experienced monumental growth in a short period of time. From short pieces, grew full-length pictures, capable of expressing complex storylines and entertaining subplots. The early 1920s proved a time where the silent film could capture not only the attention, but also the hearts and minds of moviegoers, entrancing them in ways they had never…

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