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Top 10 Silent Films


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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   john davies

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Posted November 05 2003 - 06:42 AM

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 of 9 OFFLINE   MartinTeller

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Posted November 05 2003 - 07:10 AM

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 of 9 OFFLINE   john davies

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Posted November 05 2003 - 07:20 AM

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 of 9 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted November 05 2003 - 08:16 AM

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.
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#5 of 9 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted November 05 2003 - 02:01 PM

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 of 9 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted November 06 2003 - 02:00 AM

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.
¡Time is not my master!

#7 of 9 OFFLINE   Arman

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Posted January 11 2004 - 08:22 AM

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 Posted Image

#8 of 9 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted January 11 2004 - 05:18 PM

Did you have your mute button on Arman? A Nous La Liberte isn't silent. Posted Image Rene Clair is quite innovative in his use of sound in this film and Le Million.
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#9 of 9 OFFLINE   Arman

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Posted January 12 2004 - 03:39 AM

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


Oopps! Thanks Brook. Posted Image