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  • n. Plural form of silent.

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  • n. a movie without a soundtrack


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  • Schiller began his long career in German silents but he was working in Hollywood as early as 1939, popping up unbilled in RKO's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME.

    31 Screams: Norbert Schiller

  • Everything you need is here NOW, stop the treadmill of thought, listen, and in silents, look around, feel and know all you’ve always looked for, has always been here - NOW … … … … Dos Centavos

    I love Mexico but spouse wants to move back to US

  • The sound of 'silents': Now playing: Oakland pianist's ability to improvise

    J. Weekly

  • Netflix and MUBI (formerly 'The Auteurs', so you can tell they're catering to the Sarris-savvy crowd) both include impressive selections of important and unusual films, ranging from silents and old Hollywood to contemporary independent and foreign.

    Paul Snyder: The Future of Cinephilia: Will Streaming Movies replace DVD?

  • Film Forum's retrospective of locally produced silents and early talkies from the 1920s and '30s, programmed by Bruce Goldstein, takes its title from the film historian Richard Koszarski's book "Hollywood on the Hudson: Film and Television in New York From Griffith to Sarnoff" (recently released in paperback by Rutgers University Press).

    Studio City East Lives on Film

  • Bad Day is also a collaboration of formats-punk rock and two-reel Western silents, black and white film stock meeting the Internet at a time when digital is the format du jour.

    Lisa Derrick: Bad Day: Kevin Coster's Secret Movie Released Online

  • It is water masquerading as fiber, as satin ribbon or maybe grosgrain (I always loved that word, the silents, the hardgs forming a bridge over the silence of the most ribbonish letter).

    A Winter Gift

  • Filmmakers from the silents to the sci-fi directors of the 1950s got us to the moon frequently (and rarely with rocket ships.)

    40 Years after a truly huge achievement and we are ... where?

  • Crawford, three years older than Bette, got her footing in Hollywood earlier, starting in silents and making her name as the quintessential twenties flapper in "Our Dancing Daughters" (1928).

    John Farr: The Bigger Star By Farr: Bette Davis or Joan Crawford?

  • As my longtime readers and fans know, I have only contempt for the silly trinket known as The Oscar, which is why in a movie career that spanned the silents and the talkies, I have ne ...

    Tallulah Morehead: Oscar Wild


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