Ultimate Guide to Silent Movies

silent movie actors

The mid-1890s to the late 1920s were known as the silent movie era. A silent movie is a film that has no synchronized recorded sound and no audible dialogue. Even though they convey narrative and emotion visually, different plot elements like era, setting, or key lines of dialogue may, when needed, be … Read more

Rudolph Valentino: A Silent Star Gone Too Soon

Rudolph Valentino A Silent Star Gone Too Soon

People from the world over end up in Hollywood some way or another, and some of them hit it big. Some are known for their hysterical performances, while others are known for their portrayal of serious action on the big screen. Though the film industry has evolved immensely over the last century, … Read more

Louise Brooks: A Movie Star And Dancer

Mary Louise Brooks circa 1926.

The silent era of films was an endearing one; much more innocent than today’s saturated market. That’s not to say today’s movies are bad, only that they lack that certain old-timey charm the classics have. When filmmaking was only beginning to evolve and people realized acting was an attractive alternative to theatre. … Read more

William S. Hart: The Silent Cowboy

Cover of “The Square Deal Man” featuring William S. Hart.

Before the age of alien motherships and bullet-time combat scenes, there was the age of the old Western. The heart pounding action in movies back then was all about train robberies, horse chases, and the suspense over who would get the first draw in a shootout in the center of town. Boots, … Read more