Silent Movies about War!! Top 5

1.J’accuse 1919

The story of two men, one married, the other the lover of the other’s wife, who meet in the trenches of the First World War, and how their tale becomes a microcosm for the horrors of war. source IMDb

2. The Big Parade 1925

The idle son of a rich businessman joins the army when the U.S.A. enters World War One. He is sent to France, where he becomes friends with two working-class soldiers. He also falls in love with a Frenchwoman, but has to leave her to move to the frontline. source IMDb

3.Battleship Potemkin 1925 Full Movie

A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre. source IMDb

4. The General 1927 Full Movie

Buster Keaton and his train!!

5. Wings 1927 Full Movie with Clara Bow and young Gary Cooper

The first film to win an Oscar.

The Oz Film Manufacturing Company Silent Movies 1914-1915

The Oz Film Manufacturing Company was an independent Film Studio from 1914-1915. The Studio was founded by L. Frank Baum. The writer of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Location of the studio was on Santa Monica Boulevard between Gower and Lodi St. The following is the Oz Company Logo and three of the surviving films.

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The Patchwork Girl of Oz 1914

The Magic Cloak of Oz (1914)

His Majesty, The Scarecrow of Oz (1914)

Top 3 Soviet Montage Films

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1. Man with the Movie Camera 1929

A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention. IMDb


2. Battleship Potemkin 1925

A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre. source IMDb


3, October (Ten Days that Shook the World) 1928

In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of… (142 mins.) source IMDb

Top 5 Silent Movies Horror for Halloween

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5. Man Who Laughs 1928

The inspiration for the Clown Prince of Horror!! The Joker.



4. Phantom of the Opera 1925

The Original Phantom Lon Chaney uses his makeup skills to create the iconic mask!!


3. Haxan 1922

Witchcraft through the Ages.



2. Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1920

Visually stunning. Great example of a great movement during the Silent era. German Expressionism.



1. Nosferatu

A Symphony of horror. The first great Vampire film. Max Schreck makes cinema history as Count Orlok aka Nosferatu!!! A must for Halloween.



Dada Cinema

Dada was a provocative and irreverent art movement, founded in Switzerland in the early twentieth century, in which a seemingly chaotic, spontaneous, and pessimistic aesthetic influenced painting, sculpture, theater, literature, and film. The movement’s name is a willfully nonsensical word, intended to punctuate the meaninglessness artists saw in their contemporaneous worldview. Dada filmmakers such as Hans Richter, Man Ray, and Viking Eggeling were challenged by the developing technology of filmmaking in the 1920s. This confluence of technology and aesthetic experimentation suited the Dadaists’ passion for the machine-made object. The visual disruption created by the Dada filmmakers in the 1920s provided a legacy of aesthetic language for the cinematic experiments of future generations of avant-garde artists. The landmark films in this program—all produced between 1921 and 1928—are also on view within the context of other works in other mediums by the same artists in the Dada exhibition on the sixth floor of the Museum. All films are drawn from MoMA’s collection and are silent. Source MOMA


Happy Birthday Charlie Chaplin!!! Born April 16, 1889

Happy Birthday Charlie!!

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Charlie Chaplin, considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular “Little Tramp” character; the man with the toothbrush mustache, bowler hat, bamboo cane, and a funny walk. sourceIMDb