Anyone For Silent Movies? I Watched My First Ever

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    Denise Happyfeet Very Well-Known Member
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    ..last night! I was so sorry I'd never tried to watch one before. This one was a drama called Captain Salvation. Didn't know either of the stars, but I can't believe it just grabbed me and I didn't want to stop watching!

    I've heard folks talk about the "silents" before, but I know why they like them now, at least the really, good ones. The actors back then "really" acted. I knew what was going on in every scene just by the way they expressed themselves without words!! Very cool, hope another one comes along soon;)
     
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    The only ones I've watched are Laurel and Hardy and Chaplin, both superb !
     
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    I never have but I think I know now all I've been missing;)
     
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    I have tried, but haven't been able to get into them. It's been years since I've even tried watching a silent film, though.
     
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    I've watched a couple in my lifetime. I have also watched some "silent" movies that weren't made a long time ago....all I do is press the mute button on my TV and I can watch all the silent movies I want to. :p

    The Laurel and Hardy ones I did find humorous. :)
     
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    I just sat down, didn't even know what was on, but I was probably to lazy to search for something else, and got caught up in it! LOL:) I am glad I did, amazing!
     
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    When I was a kid I got to go to the Saturday matinee 3 or 4 times, and I remember that Buster Keaton, The Three Stooges, and other silent vaudeville shorts were used in between the 2 main movies. No words were used, but we all laughed so hard our sides would hurt.

    I can even remember the piano and man that did the exciting background music. He and his piano were just under the screen.
     
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    That's so cool Ina!
     
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    You must give Harold Lloyd a go Denise - he has special quality
    Try this when you have time to view :)
     
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    @Patsy Faye you beat me to it. I was just going to post about Harold Loyd. I loved the one where he fell out of a window.
     
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    Sheldon, I've put the above programme in me favourites which we will watch on Sunday night
    Can't wait - he was so good :)
    Yes I remember the window one and the clock :eek: They worked so hard back then risking life and limb
    and Harold, well he was so cute too
    He had a major problem with his hand and yet still did those stunts, can't recall the details of that but the
    programme above will tell me :)

    @Sheldon Scott
     
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    @Patsy Faye I clicked on the link so I could add it to my favorites and I couldn't stop watching,

    A side note: My mother's maiden name was Loyd. Spelled with a single L The Loyd family was split somewhere along into single Ls and double Ls. We always said we came from the side of the family that didn't stutter,
     
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    Sheldon - I've found the one I was looking for, its a documentary on Harold
    Will let you know after Sunday any details

    @Sheldon Scott
     
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    Alice In Disneyland
    Alice’s Wonderland (1923) Newman Laugh-O-grams (sample reel 1921) Alice and the Three Bears (1924) The Four Musicians of Bremen (Laugh-O-gram 1922) Alice the Peacemaker (1924) Puss in Boots (Laugh-O-gram 1922) Alice Gets in Dutch (1924) Trolley Troubles (Oswald the Lucky Rabbit 1927) Alice the Toreador (1925) The Mechanical Cow (Oswald the Lucky Rabbit 1927) Alice’s Wild West Show (1924)


    Musical Accompaniment Michael Mortilla on grand piano
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    "The myth, promoted by Walt Disney himself, was that the Disney empire “all began with a mouse.” In fact, according to Walt in Wonderland, Russell Merritt and J.B. Kaufman’s book on the silent films of Walt Disney, it all began with a little girl. The Alice series of silent films starring a live-action little girl adventuring in a cartoon world became the foundation of Disney’s career. The choices made in the production of these films formed the basis of his style, his business, and even his life".
     
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    You're right Joe - saw a docu on Walt recently which showed the little girl in those movies
     
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    Oh thanks Patsy!! A suggestion will really help me;) Did they make mysteries back then? I would love to find some of that type too! I like the dramas and I might end up enjoying the comedies as well! Thank you so much. I've heard that name before btw;) denise
     
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    This is so great! I am so excited over silent movies now! I'll have to watch the one about the guy falling out the window, I've always had a sick sense of humor, LOL!! Thanks, all of you!! denise PS keep them coming! I'm thinking Youtube may have some, and TCM has them once in awhile;)
     
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    @Denise Happyfeet - please let us know what you think of Harold Lloyd as you've
    never seen him :)
     
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    I will Patsy, I'll watch it today, plenty of time, did a ton of errands yesterday so today I kick back, read, watch some shows, and play my new Hidden Frog game.
     
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    Since I like black and white movies,it follows that I would like Silent Movies.

    Some have stood the test of time.

    'A Trip to the Moon' - 1902 is a fun one to watch.
    'Metropolis' - 1927 is great vision of the future.
    And my personal favorite, 'Nosferatu' - 1922 this one can still scare.

    To me, silent movies are like the old radio programs. I can listen to
    a series of 'Sam Spade' and picture San Francisco in the 20's.

    Watching a silent movie, I marvel at how they use facial expressions to move the flow of the story.
     
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    Wonderful Tim, some more titles for us;) I actually saw that Nosferatu advertised on my Netflix but never watched it. Also, I need to get hold of some of those old radio programs, how great that would be to listen to some of those as well;)
     
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