Sound in Film and “City Lights”

When we go to the cinema’s nowadays, we, as an audience, expect to hear the actors talk to one another. Guess what, one hundred years ago the audience didn’t. Back then, films were silent – who knew? Well, they weren’t really silent; there was always a live musical score playing with the film, there just … Continue reading Sound in Film and “City Lights”

Nosferatu, Expressionism, and Romanticism

One of the most well-known films of the silent era is Nosferatu, a German horror flick that took its inspiration from Bram Stoker’s Dracula. And with “took its inspiration from” I mean “copied, changed out the names, and ending of”.  It’s widely believed that Nosferatu is an expressionistic film, though while we were watching it … Continue reading Nosferatu, Expressionism, and Romanticism