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    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Jan 17, 2018
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

LALW333 Silent Film Miracles 3cr.

This course introduces students to masterpieces
of silent cinema, the now lost art form that
predates the widespread adoption of sound-on-disc
and sound-on-film recording technology in the
late 1920s. Students undertake research on
aspects of silent cinema. Readings include Silent
Stars (Jeanine Basinger), Silent Players (Anthony
Slide), Hollywood: The Pioneers (Kevin Brownlow &
John Kobal), and others. The viewing list
includes Battleship Potemkin, Beau Geste, Ben
Hur, Broken Blossoms, Cabinet of Dr. Cagliari,
City Lights, He Who Gets Slapped, Hell’s Angels,
Hunchback of Notre Dame, It, Man With Movie
Camera, Metropolis, My Best Girl, Passion of Joan
of Arc, Peter Pan, Prix de Beauté, Rain, Seventh
Heaven, Show People, Son of the Sheik, Speedy,
Stella Dallas, The Big Parade, The Crowd, The
Great White Silence, Thief of Bagdad, Trip to the

Prerequisites: LALW200