My father was born at the very end of the silent movie era, and so I grew up watching silent movie stars like Chaplin and Harold Lloyd. As movie-making becomes ever more sophisticated, I still think there is a place for their early counterparts, unsophisticated as they may be. Here are several reasons why I love silent movies.
Techniques may have developed enormously in the last hundred years, but silent movies never date. Just look at how popular Chaplin, Lloyd and Buster Keaton still are. Will any of today’s ‘stars’ still be known a century from now?