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The link in Neil Baker's comment to Luke McKernan's "Tied to the tracks" article also gives a very detailed history of a woman being tied to the tracks, occasionally by the evil villain twirling his moustache. And all those who do know silent films know that such scenes were hackneyed even before films were invented, and the few films that did show them ...


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Your question isn't restricted to feature films - so it includes short films. The Giornate del Cinema Muto (Silent Movie Festival Pordenone) had a section FILM MUTI DEL XXI SECOLO/21ST CENTURY SILENTS with modern silent movies. You can search for films of this sections in the GCM-database. Most of the films I remember were short films, made by students. ...


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Brand Upon the Brain!(2006) is a silent film directed by Guy Maddin, also rated 7.2 in IMDB.


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It depends on the country and the individual factors can be complicated. But the easiest way is to check if it already appears on a list of public domain films. For example, Wikipedia's "List of films in the public domain in the United States" has plenty of information about determining public domain status, including: If a film appears on the list ...


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To answer the first part of your question, there are a couple of decent resources for old movie scripts, Simply Scripts being a good one. As for Birth of a Nation, it was my understanding that Griffith did not commit a script Per Se to paper, but rather had the whole film in his head at the time of shooting. The interstitial cards were added in retrospect ...


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Here's a list of silent movies in the last 20 years: La antena(2007) - A city without a voice.. - 7.4 IMDB rating The Call of Cthulhu (2005) - The Call of Cthulhu is HP Lovecraft's most famous story.. - 7.3 IMDB rating Single Bound (2010) - With the desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound, one boy tests the strength of faith and power... - 7.3 IMDB ...


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Although there's some dialog, Pixar's Wall-E (2008, IMDb 8.5) is virtually a silent film and would work well with the dialog replaced with intertitles. "Analysis of Wall-E and Silent Films" says: This movie, just like all silent movies, consisted of body language, music, and other sounds for providing the setting of the movie, and even the personalities ...



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