Home Video Hovel: L’Argent, by David Bax

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  1. FictionIsntReal says:

    I watched The Man Who Laughs a few weeks ago, and it doesn’t seem to belong at the same level as those other films you listed.

    • FictionIsntReal says:

      I think part of the reason a lot of great silent films were released about that time was because people were getting good at the form. I’m not the first to note that once sound arrived they had to rethink how they filmed and they didn’t get it right instantly. Going back to The Man Who Laughs, there is actually some sound in it, and they nearly made it a talkie, but Veidt’s prosthetics meant he couldn’t speak. The sounds included tend to consist of a lot of muttering by crowds and seem to be included simply because they could be.

      • Battleship Pretension says:

        I’m sorry to hear you don’t like The Man Who Laughs as much as I do. I think it’s really special.

        – David

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