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Silent film commonly refers to commercial film productions before the adoption of sound in the late 1920s. However, silent films encompass much beyond that — many 8mm, Super 8, 9.5mm, 16mm, and 28mm amateur films, home movies, experimental films, and even feature films were made without soundtracks long after the 1920s.

Silent Films in 35mm

  • Aspect ratios
  • Movietone music + effects tracks vs. true 'silents'
  • Modern-day recorded accompaniment
  • Post-1920s silents
  • Variable speed - technical details, historical details

Small Gauges

Amateur Films

Experimental Films


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