Saturday, October 27, 2012

Octoberama! Silent Saturdays Finale!

I seem to have made a theme of silent film in our Saturday postings this month.  It's belated, but I'm dubbing these posts Silent Saturdays.  Live with it.

If you ever think that all Hollywood does these days is adapt existing material from books and create remakes - well, that's all they've ever done.

If you enjoyed Disney's Legend of Sleepy Hollow as much as I did as a kid, its of course, an American classic as a novel, but it was also done in 1922 as a feature film of the silent era.  Let's not belabor asking you to watch a 70 minute movie, but we will share a link to the Headless Horseman scene.

Ichabod encounters The Headless Horseman!

Hi yo, Horse from Hades!

There's always the classic Dracula adaptation by FW Murnau, Nosferatu.

Watch the whole film here.  If you want to cut to the chase, you can go here.

Ah, gosh, guys...  my mom won't let me out to play...
It's not exactly Halloween faire, but we'd be remiss if we didn't mention The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

You can watch the film on your own time, but here's a highlight reel cut to some fitting music.

It's been more than a decade since I've watched that one again. It's probably time.

There are actually a few decent interpretations of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde floating around out there.  Here's a silent adaptation.  We've cut right to the transformation scene for your easy viewing.

it's said on my third bourbon I undergo some amazing transformations, too. 
That's going to wrap it up for Silent Saturdays!  Have a Happy Halloween, loud enough... to WAKE THE DEAD....!!!!

If you liked these posts, both of you who clicked through for Silent Saturdays, you might want to look at Janelle Vreeland's look at spooky silent movies that I stumbled upon by accident after preparing these posts.

Part 1
Part 2

Janelle covers some other movies, including London After Midnight, which I should have thought of.

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