In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
Genre: Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Classics, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Actions speak louder than words. And actions set to weird, tinkly piano jigs speak loudest of all, as evidenced by this collection of the best silent movies from yesteryear. Whether they serve as propaganda or slapstick comedy, all are guaranteed to enthrall (while not waking your parents up)!
We can’t actually hear them sighing in ecstasy, but it isn’t hard to imagine from those shimmering “pictures” what was happening on the “silver screen” back in the early days of film when actual silver was embedded in the screen making it highly reflective and bathing the images in that supernal glow. Herewith a selection of sexy silent films featuring some of the screen’s biggest stars in some of their most indelible moments. Read the full article at her blog.
After the fall of fascism and the growth of communism, Hollywood was inundated with speculative sci-fi imagining how the future might look if 'The Man' got his way. Having passed many of the years these films were set in (e.g. 1984), all we can say is : 'Thank God it's not THAT bad!'
German Expressionism consisted of a number of related creative movements which originated in pre World-War 1 Germany, and reached their peak in the 1920s. Make sure to check out 'Nosferatu' for the first great vampire flick (indeed, some would argue the greatest).
Movies in the vein of 'Blade Runner': dystopias set in the near future, where human protagonists find themselves battling A.I., megacorporations, or some other form of technological oppressor. The genre also often includes elements of hardboiled detective fiction and film noir, to better convey the grittiness of the technological age's underbelly.
Science fiction on-screen has been around almost as long as cinema itself, starting way back in 1902 with 'A Trip to the Moon'. This list comprises big screen adaptations of influential science fiction novels like 'War of the Worlds' and 'The Time Machine' and films which defined the genre as we know it now.