Thursday, June 24, 2004

Silent Film warning

There should be a warning on the silent films in the Netflix movie listings so that people will know what to expect. I'm sorry that this member (S.S.) was disappointed (from the member's review on Netflix):
"I expected this to be a B/W movie, but i did not expect for music to be playing over the actors actions and periodic flashing of text on the screen to be read. There is no spoken dialog for this movie. I turned off within 15 minutes."

The film reviewed is Uncle Tom's Cabin, made in 1927, before the sound era began. It is great that Netflix has opened up a whole new era of film-viewing for people who might otherwise never get to see such an historically significant film like this one.

6 comments:

  1. Wow, he wrote off a silent film for being silent? So no Charlie Chaplin films for him, huh?

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  2. Urg. Me no like silent films. Hurts brain to read.

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  3. You have GOT to be kidding me! A movie made in 1927 without Dolby Surround or THX or DTS 5:1?? What were they thinking? *smart ass mode off* :)

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    I feel much better now.. Thank you.Thank you very much.

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  4. That guy needs to be slapped. Seriously. If it's intended to be silent, you don't say it sucks because it is, especially if it was made before movies had sound.

    *lowers his head from the shame of being of the same species as this moron*

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  5. If reading hurts then you're still one up on the situation. Imagine cracking the actual book? One's head could explode. Seriously though, I was recently watching the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and loved it. There are many dimensions to a film beside the talk track.

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  6. Wow, that guy must be a complete moron.

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