This was the first of a planned monthly series on silent cinema, which appears now not to be going forward unless I can find a new home for it. A shame, too, as this first article was more of an easing into the subject, with a brief list of 10 great silent films on Netflix instant. With any luck, I'll be able to continue the series elsewhere; I had planned articles focused on John Ford's formative silents, Erich von Stroheim, Louis Feuillade's serials, as well as intended forays into silent actors I've been wanting to explore in more depth. Fingers crossed.
In the meantime, check out my picks at Film.com, and check out the movies I mention!