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Silent films
« on: April 02, 2022, 02:27:26 PM »
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  • Anyone else like silent films? I'm very partial to them. Here's a few available on YouTube.











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    Re: Silent films
    « Reply #1 on: April 02, 2022, 04:47:36 PM »
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  • Dont forget Metropolis! esp the restored version with lost now found footage. 
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    Re: Silent films
    « Reply #2 on: April 02, 2022, 05:02:55 PM »
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  • Big fan. Passion de Jeanne d'Arc is an all-time favorite. 

    Look up Victor Sjostrom's work, he is perhaps the most accomplished director of the silent era. Terje Vigen (released for English speaking audiences as 'A Man There was') is perhaps my favorite. The Phantom Carriage was groundbreaking, and The Wind was surprisingly good. 

    If you like Dryer (who did Passion of Joan of Arc), another good silent work of his was Vampyr. Surreal and Lovecraftian, but not nihilistic. 

    Most good silent films are not American, I've noticed. 
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    Re: Silent films
    « Reply #3 on: April 02, 2022, 05:13:20 PM »
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  • Nosferatu......for you classic horror fans
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    Re: Silent films
    « Reply #4 on: April 02, 2022, 06:23:24 PM »
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  • I know he's no friend of the Church, but the 1927 film Napoleon is outstanding. I managed to get the remastered version a few years back, which looks excellent. Unfortunately, I never did finish watching it (it's almost 6 hours long)

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    Re: Silent films
    « Reply #5 on: April 02, 2022, 06:26:35 PM »
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  • Big fan. Passion de Jeanne d'Arc is an all-time favorite.

    Look up Victor Sjostrom's work, he is perhaps the most accomplished director of the silent era. Terje Vigen (released for English speaking audiences as 'A Man There was') is perhaps my favorite. The Phantom Carriage was groundbreaking, and The Wind was surprisingly good.

    If you like Dryer (who did Passion of Joan of Arc), another good silent work of his was Vampyr. Surreal and Lovecraftian, but not nihilistic.

    Most good silent films are not American, I've noticed.
    I've been meaning to watch Vampyr but never sat down to do so.

    It's no wonder good silent films aren't American, since Europe was the center of the world in that era. And speaking of Lovecraft, there's actually a recent silent film adaptation of The Call of Cthulhu from 2005 which is really good.



    Dont forget Metropolis! esp the restored version with lost now found footage.
    I've watched that version! Extremely good. I withheld mentioning it since its a very Masonic film.
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    "Be not therefore solicitous for tomorrow; for the morrow will be solicitous for itself. Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof." [Matt. 6:34]

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    Re: Silent films
    « Reply #6 on: April 02, 2022, 06:42:38 PM »
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  • A recent awarding-winning mostly silent film we like is The Artist.
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    Re: Silent films
    « Reply #7 on: April 02, 2022, 07:42:14 PM »
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  • A recent awarding-winning mostly silent film we like is The Artist.
    That looks pretty good
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    "Be not therefore solicitous for tomorrow; for the morrow will be solicitous for itself. Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof." [Matt. 6:34]


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    Re: Silent films
    « Reply #8 on: April 02, 2022, 07:42:20 PM »
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  • I've watched that version! Extremely good. I withheld mentioning it since its a very Masonic film.
    Yes, but it an absolutely seminal work of science fiction that has been enormously influential on SF ever since.

    Oodles of noodles of Catholic themes that be parsed from it.:cowboy:
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    Re: Silent films
    « Reply #9 on: April 02, 2022, 07:46:06 PM »
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  • Yes, but it an absolutely seminal work of science fiction that has been enormously influential on SF ever since.

    Oodles of noodles of Catholic themes that be parsed from it.:cowboy:
    I'll have to rewatch it with a Catholic lens. I think the last time I did see it was before my conversion
    "For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears:" [2 Tim. 4:3]

    "Be not therefore solicitous for tomorrow; for the morrow will be solicitous for itself. Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof." [Matt. 6:34]

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    Re: Silent films
    « Reply #10 on: April 02, 2022, 07:48:56 PM »
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  • I'll have to rewatch it with a Catholic lens. I think the last time I did see it was before my conversion
    I will await your thoughts when you do see it again. :cowboy:

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    Re: Silent films
    « Reply #11 on: April 02, 2022, 07:49:39 PM »
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  • I've been meaning to watch Vampyr but never sat down to do so.

    It's no wonder good silent films aren't American, since Europe was the center of the world in that era. And speaking of Lovecraft, there's actually a recent silent film adaptation of The Call of Cthulhu from 2005 which is really good.


    I've watched that version! Extremely good. I withheld mentioning it since its a very Masonic film.
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    Wow, I never thought I'd ever run into anyone, last of all in CathInfo, who'd seen that Cthulhu film. Yes, it's excellent. Quite an accomplishment those lads pulled off. I think they made that film with about $12. 
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    Re: Silent films
    « Reply #12 on: April 02, 2022, 07:55:39 PM »
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  • Lovecraft was a seminal writer when it comes to horror. Alas he was also a sick puppy to boot.

    I find audio adaptations of his works better than any films.
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    Re: Silent films
    « Reply #13 on: April 02, 2022, 08:01:46 PM »
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    Lovecraft was a seminal writer when it comes to horror. Alas he was also a sick puppy to boot.

    I find audio adaptations of his works better than any films.
    Absolutely no one comes to close to portraying existential dread in the face of higher beings (i.e. demons) than he does. I still treasure the collection of his works I bought years ago.
    "For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears:" [2 Tim. 4:3]

    "Be not therefore solicitous for tomorrow; for the morrow will be solicitous for itself. Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof." [Matt. 6:34]

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    Re: Silent films
    « Reply #14 on: April 02, 2022, 08:07:54 PM »
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  • Since you posted Die Nibelungenlied, you now have to sit through 16 plus hours of Wagner's Ring cycle!!!!!! Mwahaha!

    Well not really. :laugh1: That is a very tough slug through. So as I bid one and all goodnight, here is something that fits the bill.....

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