Film essay for “Wings” - Library of Congress To promote readability and conserve consumable resources, images and interactive elements in the dital version do not appear in print format. For many people simply knowing that the film “Wings” William Wellman, 1927 is the only silent film from the silent era to ever win the Academy Award for best.
Silent Era The silent film website History of Silent Films"Our invention can be exploited for a certain time as a scientific curiosity, but apart from that, it has no commercial future whatsoever." - Auguste Lumière, early filmmaker who, with his brother Louis, organized the first public performance of motion pictures in December 1895 Silent films of the 1910s and 1920s were famous for the use of harsh makeup, the gradual development of lhting systems, and the use of inter-titles to show dialogue. One of the Internet's top sources of information on silent era films, people and. video essay by historian Lisa Haven 19 minutes; A Study in Undercranking.
The Passion of Joan of Arc 1928 - The Criterion Collection The films sometimes showed, not the bad guys but rather the heroes of the movie, drinking alcohol, perhaps to poke fun of the alcohol prohibition during the 1920s. Criterion is proud to present this milestone of silent cinema in a new special. on Joan of Arc and Voices of Lht, plus a video essay on the music's production.