Greed (1924) Director: Erich von Stroheim ★★☆☆☆ Greed is often included on lists of the greatest films of the silent era, and was directed by the eccentric Austrian-American director, Erich von Stroheim. It is based on the 1899 novel called "McTeague" by Frank Norris. Stroheim, upon emigrating to America, claimed he was royalty - a … Continue reading Greed

Steamboat Bill Jr.

Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) Director: Charles Reisner and Buster Keaton ★★★★☆ Steamboat Bill Jr. was the last of Buster Keaton’s 9 independent films made for Joseph Schenck and it was the last big comedic film of the silent era. His independent feature films for Schenck included: Three Ages (1923) Our Hospitality (1923) Sherlock Jr. (1924) The Navigator (1924) Seven … Continue reading Steamboat Bill Jr.

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

12/7/14 Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) Director: Freidrich Wilhem Murnau ★★★★★ F.W. Murnau is one of the great directors of the silent era and Sunrise is his masterpiece. His cinematic skills allow subtle and simple stories like Sunrise and The Last Laugh, to become great films filled with complexity and originality, while also suspenseful … Continue reading Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans