i have discovered that i cannot appreciate silent films. something about then turns me off. i hate the acting, so overdone to the point where i can't even care about the characters because their expressions are so ridiculous. the stories are always simple(ish,) but it seems that everything and nothing happens at the same time. shots and sequences last for an extremely long time, and the actors have to dramatize every fucking move they make to keep the audience from falling asleep. i have tried so hard to enjoy the silent films i've seen, and obviously there is some great artistry, but i just can't do it. sorry if i sound like a normie!!