silent film


silent film
A film with no synchronized recorded sound, especially spoken dialogue.

Lewis Stone as the Marquis gives one of the greatest performances in silent film I have ever seen.


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  • silent film — noun A cinema film which has no accompanying synchronized soundtrack • • • Main Entry: ↑silence * * * silent film UK US noun [countable] [singular silent film plural …   Useful english dictionary

  • Silent film — A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound, especially spoken dialogue. The idea of combining motion pictures with recorded sound is nearly as old as film itself, but because of the technical challenges involved, synchronized… …   Wikipedia

  • silent film — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms silent film : singular silent film plural silent films cinema British a film in which voices and other sounds are not heard, especially a very old film …   English dictionary

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  • silent film — movie that has no words …   English contemporary dictionary

  • silent film — (or silents)   the term for motion pictures without sound (spoken dialogue or synchronized soundtrack), although they were often accompanied by live commentary, piano music, sound effects, and/or orchestration; the period from about 1895 to 1927… …   Glossary of cinematic terms

  • SILENT FILM NARRATORS —    See BENSHI …   Japanese literature and theater

  • Richard Smith (silent film director) — For people with similar names, see Richard Smith and Dick Smith. Richard Smith Born September 17, 1886(1886 09 17) Cleveland, Ohio United States Died 1937 (aged 50) Los Angeles, California United States …   Wikipedia

  • List of surviving silent film actors — Most actors from the silent film era are deceased, but a few still survive. This article deals with the surviving silent film actors or living actors whose first work was in silent films. This list does not include actors from experimental… …   Wikipedia

  • A Silent Film — For the Silent Era of Film History, see Silent film . Infobox Album Name = A Silent Film Type = EP Artist = Idiot Pilot Released = Recorded = Genre = Acoustic Length = 20 min 04 sec Label = Producer = Idiot Pilot Last album = This album = A… …   Wikipedia


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