It’s Friday and in order to torture everyone, I decided to ask you which silent movie year you think is the greatest in history and if you could only keep the films of one year, which year it would be.
So, from 1895 to 1929, choose your favorite year and share why you love it! Remember, this is all subjective and we’re probably not all going to pick the same year but I am hoping we will have a fun discussion and maybe even get a few film recommendations out of it.
For me, it’s 1915 all the way. 1926 baaaaaarely loses by a hair but 1915. DeMille was on fire, so was Tourneur, Chaplin was doing pretty well, Fairbanks and Pickford dominated, Bara debuted, ladies were directing and it seemed like anything was possible. There was palpable excitement in filmmaking of the 1910s and you can feel it crackling.
How about you? What is your pick for the greatest year of the silent era? I look forward to your answers!