10 favourite silent films?

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  1. john davies

    john davies Stunt Coordinator

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    1. Sunrise (Murnau)
    2. Metropolis (Lang)
    3. The General (Keaton, Bruckmann)
    4. The Passion of Joan of Arc (Dreyer)
    5. Man with a Movie Camera (Vertov)
    6. Battleship Potemkin (Eisenstein)
    7. The Gold Rush (Chaplin)
    8. Nosferatu (Murnau)
    9. The Chess Player (Bernard)
    10. Napoleon (Gance)

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  2. Brook K

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    1. The Passion of Joan of Arc
    2. Nosferatu, A Symphony Of Horror
    3. Strike!
    4. Steamboat Bill Jr.
    5. The Last Laugh
    6. The Wind
    7. Tabu
    8. Broken Blossoms
    9. The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari
    10. Man With A Movie Camera

    also: Sherlock Jr., The Battleship Potemkin, Intolerance, Mother, The General, Sunrise, Faust, Metropolis, The Gold Rush, Our Hospitality, Vampyr, The Fall Of The House Of Usher
     
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    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    ·Metropolis
    ·The General
    ·The Passion of Joan of Arc
    ·Battleship Potemkin
    ·Vampyr
    ·Intolerance
    ·Broken Blossoms
    ·Birth of a Nation
    ·The Cabinet of Dr. Calagari
    ·City Lights
     
  4. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    This is my top 5. After that there's a second tier with a bunch more Chaplin and Sherlock, Jr., but these 5 stand far above those IMO.

    The Gold Rush
    Modern Times
    Metropolis
    Safety Last
    The Kid
     
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    Haven't seen a ton, but enough to be able to vote:

    1. Passion of Joan of Arc
    2. Battleship Potemkin
    3. Metropolis
    4. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
    5. Intolerance
    6. Napoleon
    7. Sunrise
    8. Birth of a Nation - Disturbingly racist, but undeniably great filmmaking.
    9. Nosferatu
    10. The General
     
  6. Jason_Els

    Jason_Els Screenwriter

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    1. The Passion of Joan of Arc
    2. Greed
    3. Le Voyage dans le Lune
    4. The General
    5. Battleship Potemkin
    6. Rescued by Rover (groundbreaking stuff)
    7. The Kiss (it all begins here and so deserves a spot)
    7a. The Phantom of the Opera
    8. The Great Train Robbery (my great-grandmother was in it!)
    9. Nosferatu
    10. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    I don't have a great knowledge of silent film but I do make an effort to see them when I can. Here in the sticks there's little rental opportunity beyond mom and pop shops with less-than-comprehensive collections [​IMG] .
     
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    Sunrise
    Sherlock Jr
    Metropolis
    Broken Blossoms
    Student Prince in Heidelburg
    Phantom of the Opera
    Peter Pan
    The General
    Modern Times
    Battleship Potemkin
     
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    Napoleon vu par Abel Gance (or rather "Napoleon, as seen by Abel Gance) is my favorite silent film, hands down.

    My other favorites are:

    City Lights
    Speedy
    Big Business
    The Strong Man
    The General
    The Cameraman
    Sherlock Jr.
    Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror
    The Unknown
    Little Nemo

    Also, I love the miniseries, "Hollywood."

    Soon, I hope I'll be able to add Sunrise, Metropolis, and Phantom of the Opera to this list as I refuse to watch them until DVD. I'm still trying to see more and more silents... my
     

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