Directors Top 10 Silent Films

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  1. john davies

    john davies Stunt Coordinator

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    My top 10:
    1.Sunrise- 20 pts
    2.Metropolis- 19
    3.Man with a Movie Camera- 18
    4.The Passion of Joan of Arc -17
    5.Battleship Potemkin- 16
    6.The General- 15
    7.The Gold Rush- 14
    8.Nosferatu- 13
    9.The Chess Player -12
    10.People on Sunday- 11

    (10 pts for each choice, further 1-10 pts for position. I think that's a fair system)

    Let's be having yours!
     
  2. MartinTeller

    MartinTeller Screenwriter

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    I haven't seen enough of them to make a top 10, but I'll rate the ones I have seen (not including shorts):

    Battleship Potemkin - 6
    Metropolis - 10
    The Lodger - 5
    The General - 9
    The Passion of Joan of Arc - 7 (appreciate it a lot in some areas, find it lacking in others)
    Man With a Movie Camera - 10
    The Gold Rush - 5 (but it's been a looong time since I've seen it, I'll be giving it another chance soon)
    Dog Star Man - 10
     
  3. john davies

    john davies Stunt Coordinator

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    Ah, right, my points allocation was confusing. That was done simply to keep score towards a final result. Let's forget that. Just pick the films (whether a few or 10), everyone.
     
  4. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

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    The Passion of Joan of Arc
    Tabu
    The Man With A Movie Camera
    The Last Laugh
    Steamboat Bill Jr.
    The Crowd
    Broken Blossoms
    The Wind
    Blackmail
    Nosferatu, A Symphony Of Horror

    Tough to leave off The Gold Rush, Intolerance, Sunrise, The Heart Of The World, etc.
     
  5. Patrick McCart

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    The Passion of Joan of Arc
    Abel Gance's Napoleon
    Metropolis
    Sherlock, Jr.
    The Cameraman
    City Lights
    The Unknown
    The Man Who Laughs
    Speedy
    Safety Last
     
  6. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Unordered:

    ·Battleship Potemkin
    ·Intolerance
    ·Broken Blossoms
    ·Vampyr
    ·The Passion of Joan of Arc
    ·The Gold Rush
    ·City Lights
    ·Steamboat Bill Jr.
    ·Metropolis
    ·Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror.
     
  7. Arman

    Arman Screenwriter

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    Ordered:

    City Lights
    Metropolis
    Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror
    The Passion of Joan of Arc
    Broken Blossoms
    The Gold Rush
    Battleship Potemkin
    Intolerance
    The Birth of a Nation
    The Kid

    Edits: Replaced ANLL with The Kid; Too much posting [​IMG]
     
  8. Brook K

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    Did you have your mute button on Arman? A Nous La Liberte isn't silent. [​IMG] Rene Clair is quite innovative in his use of sound in this film and Le Million.
     
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