silent movie

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Noun1.silent movie - a movie without a soundtracksilent movie - a movie without a soundtrack  
motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, film, picture show, flick, picture - a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"
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A SILENT movie night will be aired at St Alphege Church in Solihull on Saturday, March 1, celebrating 'cinema as it used to be.
Almost a century after its premiere, the 1920 silent movie classic The Cabinet of Dr.
The 1976 production, Silent Movie, revolves around the life of legendary director Mel Funn who attempts to make a comeback after falling victim to the bottle.
We aren't surprised; people know a good use for an old silent movie theater when they hear one.
The hit musical set in 1920s Hollywood tells the story of Don Lockwood, a silent movie star who enjoys fame, adulation and a well-publicised romance with his beautiful co-star.
Set in Hollywood 1927, The Artist tells the story of George Valentin, a silent movie superstar whose career is hit by but the advent of 'the talkies'.
The silent movie is an emotional cinema, it's sensorial; the fact that you don't go through a text brings you back to a basic way of telling a story that only works on the feelings you have created.
Summary: Silent movie The Artist has dominated the Independent Spirit Awards with four gongs ahead of a hotly tipped Oscars performance on Sunday.
One of the best known films of the silent movie era was released on this date in 1921 - "The Sheik," which catapulted Rudolph Valentino into stardom.
OlivER HARDY THERE'S no sign of Stan Laurel but slapstick star Oliver Hardy is another silent movie legend to be included in the records.
Everything seems to be focused on images, and suddenly someone wanted to tell a very odd tale using this format that is a silent movie in black and white," The Artist producer Thomas Langmann said before the film's official Cannes premiere.
But after statistically filtering out that strong signal, the researchers found that between 23 and 31 per cent of blinks were synchronised when watching the silent movie.