The Artist

The film The Artist has impressed critics and film lovers around the globe.  Step back in time with these movies and books to learn more about silent films.


Sunset Boulevard

Gloria Swanson plays aging silent film star, Norma Desmond, who is determined to make a comeback.

Modern Times

Although this movie came out after the introduction of talkies, Charlie Chaplin decided to make it mostly silent.  It's hailed as one of his best.

The General

Chaplin contemporary Buster Keaton stars in this Civil War comedy.

The Lodger

A silent thriller from Hitchcock.


Iconic vampire movie based on Bram Stoker's book Dracula.

The Phantom of the Opera

Lon Chaney shocked audiences with this grotesque portrayal the phantom.

The Book of Illusions

A man becomes obsessed with a silent film star.

A World History of Film

Learn all about the history of film before and after talkies.