From: Tom McCormack (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Oct 28 2009 - 10:45:02 PDT
Dreyer's 'The Passion of Joan of Arc' (1928) was meant to be shown in
On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 12:32 PM, Rob Gawthrop
> Check out Rick Altman’s “Silent Film Sound” though I doubt if it answers
> your questions about silence.
> On 28/10/2009 16:58, "Myron Ort" <email suppressed> wrote:
> It is often mentioned that "silent" films were meant to have live
> performed sound tracks, organ, piano, orchestras, etc. Were any
> early films actually meant to be shown truly silent by their
> creators? What is known about this? Melies, Griffith, Eisenstein etc.
> did they all prescribe music/sound for their film showings? If not,
> what is the earliest known film truly meant to be shown
> intentionally silent?
> When, where, and how prevalent was it to show films in silence.
> Obviously, as a film students for the most part we saw early silent
> films without any soundtracks, live or otherwise. This was
> widespread. How misleading was this typical experience? Now that I
> recall, most all of the shows I attended in my youth at that little
> movie theater across from my high school that showed Chaplin, Keaton,
> etc. were always silent. I am thinking I was mislead......
> default silence versus intended silence
> Myron Ort
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