Most newcomers to silent film start out with comedies and there are four comedians who are usually trotted out as the best of the best. The so-called Big Four are indeed wonderful but there are risks.
Welcome back to Silent Movies 101, where we examine aspects of the silent era in a beginner-friendly format. You can catch up on past posts here.
Welcome back to Silent Movies 101, a series of articles aimed at helping silent movie newcomers learn to love the art. This time, we are going to be discussing one of the most common traps that trips up silent movie newbies.
Since day one, my goal at Movies Silently has been to make silent films accessible to casual viewers. However, the topic is so massive that it can be intimidating for newcomers to even get started.