Silent movies are dialogue-free movies generally of the early movie era, though some attempts to make them recently have been pursued. Could also refer to the film of the same name from 1976 by Mel Brooks, whose plot outlines comedically the pursuit of making a silent film as a director's artistic ...

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Origin of the Mustache Twirling Villain

Whenever someone thinks about silent cinema the image of the laughing villain, twirling his mustache, and tying the hapless blonde beauty to the railroad, pops up in our collective memory. But in ...
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Was Buster Keaton really Charlie Chaplin's rival?

I found a lot of materials recently researching on silent movies and one of them caught my attention. In the Brazilian wikipedia, an article about Buster Keaton says: [...] was an American actor ...
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Silent film created after 1990

As we know, "The Artist" was recognized as the best film of 2012 in the Oscar Awards. Is this the first try to create silent film in last 20 years or have there been silent films made without such ...
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How can I find out if a movie/series is still restricted by copyright?

My understanding is that determining copyright is not always as simple as adding a number of years to the date a movie was first released/a series was first aired. What resources are there to ...
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Comedic silent short film identification

I need help identifying a silent short film. It was probably around ten minutes and most of those ten minutes were dedicated to the credits. The "plot" of the film featured a woman walking around town ...
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How to find the script (screenplay) of old silent movies?

I'm trying to find the script of D. W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation, and it seems that nobody has it on the internet. Is there a movie database out there from which I can get the text of old movies ...
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surreal short film with 3 “nations” with primary color paint; shown at World Expo in 1986-87

There was a beautiful silent film I saw at the World Expo in Vancouver in 1987. In it, there are 3 "nations", each of which has its own color -- red, blue, and yellow. They are in a state of tense ...