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Published 2012-07-02T05:57:39+1200 Updated 2014-09-16T14:52:59+1200
My favorite films released from the beginning of film through 1929. Suggestions for films to fill out the list are welcome and appreciated!
The earliest film I have with a like on this website is The Cameraman's Revenge. It's a short film (not sure if you are only looking for feature length recommendations) but it's really inventive and pretty funny as well.
It's here if you've got thirteen minutes.
A selection of great films from this era:
- The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari - My favourite silent film (and one of my favourite films of all time) - F. W. Murnau's Faust - such a beautiful film, and better than his more famous (but still excellent) Nosferatu, in my opinion. - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages - The Hunchback of Notre Dame - The Man Who Laughs - Metropolis - The Phantom Carriage
Thanks, Dan and bizarre_eye!
I've seen bits and pieces of many of the above in film classes etc., but need to devote some time to them in their enirety.
Dr Caligari, of course! That's crazy. Birth of a Nation, Man With a Movie Camera and Battleship Potemkin are very significant to the time as well.
You have to go with some Buster Keaton. Sherlock Jr. is on Netflix, I just re-watched it and it is perfection. 1924.
Seconding Dr. Caligari, Metropolis, Man with a Movie Camera.
Thanks for the recommendations, Julie. It looks like "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" and "Metropolis" are available on the 'flix too.
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