While motion pictures say goodbye to their origins as pictures that move, and still photographs projected onto strips of celluloid give way to an all-digital, all-CGI experience, the paradoxical appeal of the silent films made over cinema's first few decades becomes ever stronger. Comprised as they are of images alone, illuminated by light -- absent the grumbling and rumbling of sound films, from the shellac discs of Vitaphone to Dolby's earsplitting noise -- they... More >>>