Monday, May 7, 2012

The Silent Oscars: 1925 (Unofficial)

A great year for silent movies—The Gold Rush, Battleship Potemkin, The Big Parade, The Phantom of the Opera, Seven Chances, The Freshman, Ben-Hur, The Lost World, Don Q Son of Zorro, Lady Windemere's Fan, The Merry Widow ... the list goes on.

Picture: The Gold Rush (prod. Charles Chaplin)

Actor: John Gilbert (The Merry Widow and The Big Parade)

Actress: Irene Rich (Lady Windermere's Fan)

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein (Strike and Battleship Potemkin)

Supporting Actor: Francis X. Bushman (Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ)

Supporting Actress: May McAvoy (Lady Windermere's Fan and Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ)

Screenplay: Charles Chaplin (The Gold Rush)

1 comment:

theduckthief said...

Yes! I'm so glad "Ben-Hur" is in there somewhere. I watched the Heston version first but the chariot scene from the 1925 version is so much more exciting!

It was a much more dangerous movie as people died during the filming but barring the morbidness it shows that just because it's silent/black and white doesn't mean it's not good!