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Alfred Hitchcock is only one of many filmmakers to describe silent film as the purest form of cinema. Can silent film survive in the 21st Century?

A Page of Madness Film Review star
An appropriately eerie and disturbing film for Halloween viewing. A 1926 Japanese silent so ahead of its time that it still seems fresh today.

Blancanieves Film Review star
Produced in 2011, this contemporary silent film from Spanish director Pablo Berger is a retelling of fairy tale "Snow White" set in the milieu of 1920s Seville.

Douglas Fairbanks as The Gaucho Film Review star
Douglas Fairbanks expands his range, and challenges Rudolph Valentino's claim to fame as The Latin Lover, in this visually sumptuous film released in 1927.

Laila (1929) Film Review star
"Laila" is an epic Norwegian melodrama that has been remastered and preserved for the ages. As "Laila" features a Norwegian heroine who is adopted by Lapp (Sami) parents, I compare this film with Amanda Kernell's "Sami Blood".

The Eyes of the Mummy Film Review star
If you want to get into the Halloween spirit but have an aversion to graphic horror movies, check out this obsessive tale of love set in Egypt and Germany. Silent film diva Pola Negri and Academy Award winner Emil Jannings star.

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