The Art of the Silent Film

GENINT 741.477

Osher (50+). In this course, we explore the American art form of the silent movie.


About this course:

Though the silent film era survived for less than 30 years, it introduced film grammar and techniques that influence filmmaking even today. One of the only true American art forms, it told stories through pure emotion that both entertained and moved audiences. In this course, we discuss innovations, stylistic touches, and stars such as Douglas Fairbanks, Clara Bow, and Rudolph Valentino through such films as The Mark of Zorro (1920), Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927), and Wings (1927).

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