The silent film era is one that is often overlooked despite that the films made in this era also have just as great story lines, cinematography, acting,etc as films with sound. This is a masterpost of some essential films any well rounded cinephile should see, along with some of my favorites.
The Comedians (Keaton, Lloyd, and Chaplin)
Girl Shy (1924) Torrent
Show People (1928) -Sadly I cant seem to find any links to this film at all, though I know they exist because I’ve downloaded and watched this movie myself. If you have any links, please tell me! And if you ever run into this movie most definitely watch it. Its one of my all time favorites .
The Patsy (1928) Torrent
The Butcher Boy (1917) Watch
Our Dancing Daughters (1928) Once again all links to this film have disappeared. If you have any links please message me.
The Eagle (1925) Watch
A Throw of Dice(1929) Netflix
Please Tell me if any of the links are broken.
I don’t think he was a genius. Einstein was a genius; Buster Keaton was astonishing. I’ve never seen any human being able to perform as brilliantly and gracefully with such unusually gifted timing. There was only one Keaton. His eyes shone with a certain intensity, fire and love. His face had little expression, but his eyes were always dynamically alive. His eyes spoke more than any script could speak.
- - Mel Brooks about Buster Keaton
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