There is one word that comes up again and again when silent movies are discussed by non-fans: boring. This video addresses the misconception head-on– and has clips to prove that silent movies were a lot of things but boring was not one of them!
I hope you enjoyed the video. If you have any questions about silent movies that you think deserve their own video, be sure to let me know.
Update: By popular demand, here is a list of the clips and the DVDs that they come from.
A Woman of the World
The Mystery of the Leaping Fish
The Garden of Eden
“I want my pants!”
Beyond the Border
The ladies duke it out
“I’m sex appeal.”
“I air a lady!”
Heart o’ the Hills (and yes, that is a very young John Gilbert)
Shake your booty
Skinner’s Dress Suit