When I did the AFI list in 2018, I must admit that the silent movies were the ones I had the least experience with and were potentially the most challenging, and not just because Birth of a Nation is reprehensible.
But silent movies aren’t inaccessible, just different. YouTube channel Eyebrow Cinema has some pointers on how to enjoy these movies.
As Eyebrow Cinema is quick to point out, silent movies are different in how they do things beyond a simple lack of spoken dialogue. The idea, then, is to offer tips for budding cinephiles on how to approach what are probably particularly challenging or daunting movies for anyone not used to them. Interested? See the video below for some pointers.