Silent Movies/General Update

I class we’ve been looking at silent movies namely “Battleships”(1925) and Charlie Chaplin’s “Circus” have been used as examples to study or examine. We have learnt about the camera angles used in Silent movies, which primarily consists of full static shots, the camera never zooms in or moves without a cut. The actors in silent films also had to over act to compensate for the lack of audio, on that note, while they are called silent films music would be played during the shows in order to set the mood/tone, but later on the DVD/VHS releases of these movies the songs didn’t always match the tone or mood.