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 Sep 25 - Oct 1, 2008 

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

The thing about silent film is that it was never actually silent. The earliest, black-and-white examples of the filmmaker’s art were accompanied by live music, which heightened the emotional experience and lured audiences into the pictures just as surely as today’s most high-tech special effects.

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