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…
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.
Discovering a distant castle is the grand finale of You Remember Ellen, which was shot on location in Ireland.
Ivan Mosjoukine broods by firelight in The White Devil, his final silent film. Vanya has never looked better!
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