100 Silent Films (BFI Screen Guide)

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"100 Silent Films provides an authoritative and accessible history of silent cinema through one hundred of its most interesting and significant films. As Bryony Dixon contends, silent cinema is not a genre; it is the first 35 years of film history, a complex negotiation between art and commerce and a union of creativity and technology. At its most grand – on the big screen with a full orchestral accompaniment – it is magnificent, permitting a depth of emotional engagement rarely found in other fields of cinema. Silent film was hugely popular in its day, and its success enabled the development of large-scale film production in the United States and Europe. It was the start of our fascination with the moving image as a disseminator of information and as mass entertainment with its consequent celebrity culture."

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    The Adventures of Dollie

    1908, in 0 top lists Check
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    Alfred Butterworth and Sons, Glebe Mills,...

    1901, in 0 top lists Check
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    Alice in Wonderland

    1903, in 0 top lists Check
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    Ballet mécanique

    1924, in 6 top lists Check
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    The Battle of the Somme

    1916, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands

    1927, in 0 top lists Check
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    Bronenosets Potemkin

    1925 — a.k.a. Battleship Potemkin, in 27 top lists Check
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    Beggars of Life

    1928, in 2 top lists Check
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    Berlin - Die Sinfonie der Großstadt

    1927 — a.k.a. Berlin: Symphony of a Great City, in 11 top lists Check
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    The Big Swallow

    1901 — a.k.a. A Photographic Contortion, in 1 top list Check
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    The Birth of a Flower

    1910, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Birth of a Nation

    1915, in 21 top lists Check
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    Blackmail

    1929, in 7 top lists Check
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    Body and Soul

    1925, in 5 top lists Check
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    Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

    1920 — a.k.a. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, in 29 top lists Check
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    Cabiria

    1914, in 11 top lists Check
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    Mest kinematograficheskogo operatora

    1912 — a.k.a. The Cameraman's Revenge, in 4 top lists Check
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    Casanova

    1927 — a.k.a. The Prince of Adventurers, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Cheat

    1915, in 6 top lists Check
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    Un chien andalou

    1929 — a.k.a. Un Chien Andalou, in 22 top lists Check
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    A Cottage on Dartmoor

    1929 — a.k.a. Escape from Dartmoor, in 4 top lists Check
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    Tianming

    1933 — a.k.a. Daybreak, in 1 top list Check
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    Les deux timides

    1928 — a.k.a. Two Timid Souls, in 1 top list Check
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    Douro, Faina Fluvial

    1931 — a.k.a. Labor on the Douro River, in 2 top lists Check
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    Drifters

    1929, in 2 top lists Check
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    Zemlya

    1930 — a.k.a. Earth, in 15 top lists Check
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    La chute de la maison Usher

    1928 — a.k.a. The Fall of the House of Usher, in 8 top lists Check
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    Finis terrae

    1929, in 3 top lists Check
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    Flesh and the Devil

    1926, in 8 top lists Check
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    The General

    1926, in 31 top lists Check
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    The Gold Rush

    1925, in 30 top lists Check
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    Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam

    1920 — a.k.a. The Golem, in 8 top lists Check
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    Gösta Berlings saga

    1924 — a.k.a. The Saga of Gösta Berling, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Great Train Robbery

    1903, in 11 top lists Check
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    The Great White Silence

    1924, in 2 top lists Check
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    Greed

    1924, in 20 top lists Check
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    The Heart of the World

    2000, in 4 top lists Check
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    Hell's Hinges

    1916, in 5 top lists Check
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    How a Mosquito Operates

    1912, in 1 top list Check
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    L'Inferno

    1911 — a.k.a. Dante's Inferno, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Informer

    1929, in 1 top list Check
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    It

    1927, in 5 top lists Check
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    Otona no miru ehon - Umarete wa mita keredo

    1932 — a.k.a. I Was Born, But..., in 12 top lists Check
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    Japonaiseries

    1904 — a.k.a. Japanese Varieties, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Kid

    1921, in 14 top lists Check
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    Kino-pravda no. 21 - Leninskaia Kino-pravda....

    1925, in 1 top list Check
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    Liberty

    1929 — a.k.a. Criminals at Large, in 1 top list Check
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    The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

    1927, in 10 top lists Check
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    The Lure of Crooning Water

    1920, in 0 top lists Check
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    Chelovek s kino-apparatom

    1929 — a.k.a. Man with a Movie Camera, in 21 top lists Check
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