10 Interesting Silent Movie Facts

Sunday, July 26th 2015. | Entertainment

If you are interested to know the movies produced without any recorded sound, check Silent Movie Facts. There is no spoken dialogue on the movie. To find out the storyline of the movie, the audiences should note on the title cards, mime and muted gestures. The recorded sound actually was invented too, but it was not practical at that time. Check out more interesting facts about silent movies below:

Silent Movie Facts 1: the practical movie with sound

Even though the filmmakers had the idea for combining motion pictures and recorded sound, it was applied until the end of 1920s.

Silent Movie Facts 2: the possible combination

The combination of recorded sound and movie was made possible due to the invention of Vitaphone system and the improved Audion amplifier tube. Get facts about Pixar movies here.

Silent Movie Artists

Silent Movie Artists

Silent Movie Facts 3: the silent and talkies

The talkies are used to describe the talking motion pictures or sound films. It was very common for the people to make the talkies after The Jazz Singer was released in 1927.

Silent Movie Facts 4: the lost of silent movies

It is estimated that 70 percent of the American silent movies were lost. US Library of Congress made this statement in September 2013.

Silent Movie Facts

Silent Movie Facts

Silent Movie Facts 5: Eadweard Muybridge

Around 1877 and 1880, Eadweard Muybridge created the first movie which applied the projected primary proto movie. He was able to capture a horse gallop in many stages by using the timed image exposure. Find out movie facts here.

Silent Movie Facts 6: Louis Le Prince

1888, Louis Le Prince created the pictorial realism. His work is considered as the oldest surviving movie. The title of his movie was Roundhay Garden Scene.  It only lasted for two seconds. The movie depicted people walking in Oakwood streets garden.

Silent Movie Pic

Silent Movie Pic

Silent Movie Facts 7: the foundation of film production

The foundation of film production was laid by Thomas Edison after he created Kinetograph and Kinetoscope. The former one was used to capture images, while the second one was used to view the images.

Silent Movie Facts 8: Sortie de l’usine Lumière de Lyon

The first true motion picture is Sortie de l’usine Lumière de Lyon. It was filmed in 1894.

Silent Movie

Silent Movie

Silent Movie Facts 9: the silent era

The era of the silent movies took place in 1894 to 1929. Then it was replaced by the era of the talking movies in the end of 1920s.

Silent Movie Facts 10: the commercial silent movies in United States

Some of the commercial silent movies in United States are The Birth of a Nation (1915), The Covered Wagon (1923), The Big Parade (1925), The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), Abie’s Irish Rose (1928), Way Down East (1920) and many more.

Silent Movies

Silent Movies

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