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30 Day Silent Movie Challenge, Day 16: Film with the snappiest intertitles

30 Day Silent Movie Challenge, Day 16: Film with the snappiest intertitles | intertitles, subtitles, image and text | Scoop.it
For this challenge, I have chosen the film that first illustrated the power of silent film intertitles to me. How they could set the scene with a few clever words. The marvelous quips. The goofy tu...
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Terrific titles from Beanie Walker.

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My book on silent movies and filmed text coming out in 2014.

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The Top 10 Intertitles from silent movies

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The recent critical and Oscar success of Michel Hazanivicius's The Artist has gotten people talking about silent movies again, even if, perhaps, it hasn't got them watching any. Watching The Artist...
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Talktitles

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Lev Berry's work with emotive text: http://vimeo.com/29409922 . On his site, Berry says these are "Emotive subtitles created by unique type expressions, allowing the viewer to feel how the line was...
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Subtitles are typically as ubobtrusive as possible - so much so that I often stop noticing them. This is the flip side of that philosophy.

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Salome (1923) - from Oscar Wilde's play - silent with clean English intertitles

This 1923 silent "Salome" is probably the best filmed version of the scandalous Oscar Wilde one-act play. It's basically a photographed avant-garde theatre p...
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What is interesting here is the amount of reading this movie requires in the beginning, with multiple title cards packed with text.

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Monolithic Typography in Vintage Collage Worlds - Visual News

Monolithic Typography in Vintage Collage Worlds - Visual News | intertitles, subtitles, image and text | Scoop.it
In Space Relationship, huge typographical forms rise from the grounds of vintage structures, dwarfing often famous locations with bold and mysterious m
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Towering words as part of the landscape. Brilliant. 

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Silent Movie Myth #2: Silent Movies are just Sound Movies with a few intertitles

Silent Movie Myth #2: Silent Movies are just Sound Movies with a few intertitles | intertitles, subtitles, image and text | Scoop.it
It's a reasonably popular internet meme: Take hit modern film, desaturate it, add a few intertitles and a tinkling piano score and voila! You have a silent movie. That's all silent movies are, righ...
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Gwen makes a good argument for the ways narration did not replace the role of text in silent movies.

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Old cinema can still feel new, as a key scene from The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari demonstrates

Old cinema can still feel new, as a key scene from The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari demonstrates | intertitles, subtitles, image and text | Scoop.it
This silent classic of German Expressionism disproves the theory that ancient films have nothing to offer modern audiences.
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I like the idea of looking at something old as if if were just released.

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Where East is East

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Where East is East is one of Lon Chaney's lesser known works, but it has a lot going for it, including Lupe Velez. One of the minor features are title cards like this, which occur when characters...
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Man on Fire - Overtitles

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Man on Fire is a mostly unremarkable movie, but it features some of the most innovative subtitles I have seen. Tony Scott noted in interviews that he wanted the text to act as if it were a character...
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One of the most inventive uses of subtitles in a mainstream movie.

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Sub-Machine Gun

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The images are pretty plain and the text is terrible. Together, they are a perfect disaster. 

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Silent Film Festival Revives 'Forgotten' Hitchcock Films - SFStation.com

Silent Film Festival Revives 'Forgotten' Hitchcock Films - SFStation.com | intertitles, subtitles, image and text | Scoop.it
Silent Film Festival Revives 'Forgotten' Hitchcock Films SFStation.com While legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock is almost universally known as the master of suspense in classic cinema, his early work in England during the silent film era has...
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Many people do not know that Hitchcock worked as a title card writer early in his career. The titles in these films (at least the ones I have seen) are often remarkable.

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