The Artist leads the Golden Globes with six nominations

I am waiting very patiently for the film “The Artist” to arrive at my local independent theater. I have been a fan of the silent film era for many years and have been dreaming for a director with some guts to create a silent film. My wish has come in the form of a multi-nominated picture.The film is directed by Michel Hazanavicius (Mes amis & OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies). “The Artist” was shot in in Los Angeles and takes place in the 1920s.

Here is a list of the top ten silent films I find to be the most compelling:

1. “The Kid” Charlie Chaplin (1921)

2. “The General” Buster Keaton (1927)

3. “City Lights” Charlie Chaplin (1931)

4. “Seven Years Bad Luck” Max Linder (1921)

5. “Metropolis” Alfred Abel (1927)

6. “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” Werner Krauss (1920)

7. ” Nosferatu” Max Schreck (1922)

9. “Torrent” Greta Garbo (1926)

10. “Blood and Sand” Rudolph Valentino (1922)

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