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Theda Bara as Cleopatra

Theda Bara as Cleopatra

When the Guardian film desk named my series Silent but deadly! perhaps that was a sign. Some people can’t take silent movies seriously. But is that a problem? My latest piece for the Guardian takes a look.

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  1. Excellent take on the laughing.
    We saw The Wind last week and there were some lol’s in a few of the most dramatic moments.
    I saw Beyond the Rocks yesterday at a theater and had a few moments there as well.

    Then there was Chaplin’s The Circus last night on YouTube, but the banana on his head in the William Tell scene was supposed to be funny, rogjt?

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