Silent Film Stars Light Things Up (Dramatic Shadows! Ooo!)

The silent era was a period of unparalleled gorgeousness when it came to cinematography, particularly the dramatic use of light and shadows.

In The Love Light, Mary Pickford uses her job as a lighthouse keeper to send a love message to her husband. Of course, he’s really a German spy and is using the light to help sink Allied ships. Oh dear…

Read my review here.

Available on DVD.

Wallace Reid surrounded by smoke and darkness in The Golden Chance, one of many triumphs that can be credited to cinematographer Alvin Wyckoff’s collaboration with Cecil B. DeMille.

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Released on DVD.

Discovering a distant castle is the grand finale of You Remember Ellen, which was shot on location in Ireland.

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Released on DVD.

Ivan Mosjoukine broods by firelight in The White Devil, his final silent film. Vanya has never looked better!

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Available via streaming.

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4 Replies to “Silent Film Stars Light Things Up (Dramatic Shadows! Ooo!)”

  1. They are all beautiful! I must say I’ve been really impressed with the filming techniques in The Love Light. Your gif here and the gifs in your review for the film are so lovely.

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