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Silents did it better: 5 silent films that are better than their talkie remakes – Movies Silently

Silent movie fans spend considerable time and energy explaining that, yes, silent films are a unique and important form of artistic expression. But what about direct remakes? Silent films often shared source material with sound films and newer technology means a better movie, right?Well, those of us who wary of remakes know that newer films with spiffy new special effects often fail to capture the magic of the original. We’re all familiar with modern cases (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, anyone?) but today, we are going to be looking at five silent films that were remade as talkies and lost their mojo along the way. In most of these cases, the silent has been overshadowed by its…

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