Jan 19, 2014

Quote of the Week

The literal content of his scenes, which in silent films had been imagined, was too intense to be put into spoken words.

-King Vidor, about John Gilbert

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  1. Yes, I think that's it exactly. Some things, like love and seduction, are better in the imagination of the viewer.

  2. It's one of the reasons it's sad that silents were replaced by talkies, rather than co-existing. I mean, I know that would never have happened, but a lot of beautiful nuances were lost with that form.