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Movie serials had been recapping their earlier stories with crawls at least since the 1920s. (Serials in the 1910s were usually series with recurring characters but not cliff-hanger endings.) Here's an example of The Woman in Grey (1920) that has the text crawl up the screen to recap the previous episode. It does not recede into the distance like the Star ...


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While color film was only experimental until the early 1920s, probably at least half of all silent movies had some kind of color. It could be tinting (where the clear parts of the frame are a particular color) or toning (where the dark parts of the frame are a particular color) or even both. The French company Pathé was famous for their hand-stenciled color ...


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