Tuesday, March 11, 2014
BBL 2013-2014 | Watch a Silent Film
#9 WATCH A SILENT FILM
Why did I include this on my Bucket List?
I've never watched a silent film and I simply wanted the experience of watching one. With today's incredible (but maybe a bit over the top) movie special effects, I couldn't imagine how the stories were told back in the day of silent films. However, I wanted to find out.
Was the experience what I had hoped it would be?
I really wasn't sure what to expect, but I did think that I'd have a hard time following the story line without any dialog. Surprisingly that wasn't the case at all. The story was definitely simpler than most movie plots today, but I had no problem following along with exactly what was happening. I even found myself laughing out loud at many parts of the movie.
Since I wasn't familiar with any silent films, I did a brief google search and found a list of the top 10 silent films ever made. From there, I went down the list until I found one that the local library had and checked it out. I ended up watching City Lights starring Charlie Chaplin. It was actually quite good and I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. I definitely would watch more of his films if I ever get the opportunity!
Do you want to see my entire 2013-2014 Birthday Bucket List? You can find it here. Did you miss my 2012-2013 List? You can find it here. Or my 2011-2012 List? You can find it here.