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Wonderful, wacky world of silent films!!

Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:43 am

I thought it would be nice to share some rather classic intertitles from silent films to lighten the mood! Nothing all that rare, just some finds from over the years.

COBRA.jpg


DAYDREAMS.jpg


kiss-title-2-300[1].jpg


LA BOHEME.jpg


LOVE EM AND LEAVE EM.jpg
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Re: Wonderful, wacky world of silent films!!

Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:44 am

MY LADY OF WHIMS.jpg


MY LADY OF WHIMS2.jpg


PENALTY2.jpg


POLLYANNA.jpg


WHEN A MAN LOVES.jpg
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Re: Wonderful, wacky world of silent films!!

Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:10 am

Was the supplemental texts applied to the silent films at the time of their releases, or were they added years later as with the piano audio?

Re: Wonderful, wacky world of silent films!!

Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:19 pm

promiseland wrote:Was the supplemental texts applied to the silent films at the time of their releases, or were they added years later as with the piano audio?


No, they were all supplied at the time of the film as part and parcel of the film, so they shouldn't be viewed as ironic or sarcastic efforts by modern writers/viewers. Hitchcock started his career as an intertitle writer.