Silent Era, probably the most important silent film site on the internet, has a long-running poll to find the best…
Blood and Sand
Juan is the son of a poor widow in Seville. Against his mother's wishes he pursues a career as toreador. He rapidly gains national prominence, and takes his childhood sweetheart Carmen as his bride. He meets the Marquis' daughter Dona Sol, and finds himself in the awkward position of being in love with two women, which threatens the stability of his family and his position in society. He finds interesting parallels in the life of the infamous bandit Plumitas when they eventually meet by chance.
I'm beginning to think that silent films that aren't comedies are just a giant joke on me.
Solidly done, sometimes edgy and with terrific performances...but I confess, I had a hard time staying interested. I'm tempted to say it needed Louise Brooks, but that's my default reaction to every silent film I've seen since I first saw Pandora's Box a couple of years ago.
- The General
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- City Lights
- A mort l'arbitre
- À nous la liberté
- À propos de Nice
- ...A Valparaíso
This list is the Letterboxd version of The Oxford History of World Cinema.
The book celebrates and chronicles over one…
- Employees Leaving The Lumière Factory
- Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat
- Tables Turned on the Gardener
- The Kiss
- The Haunted Castle
I may have a problem with these lists. What started out as me listing silent films I wanted to see…