The term silent cinema is used to describe movies (silent movies) that did not have synchronized recorded sound and more specifically did not have audio dialogues. In silent movies, dialogues are made through pantomime and title-dialogue cards. The idea of combining moving images with sound is as old as cinema, but due to technical difficulties the synchronization of dialogues became practical at the end of the 1920s. The visual quality of the mute movies – especially those created after 1920 – was often very good. But there is the misconception that these films are primitive with modern facts. This perception exists because often silent movies are played at the wrong speed and because of the wear and tear of the film over time.
As the films grew longer, the interpreter who was in the show was replaced and explained the film’s points. Because the silent films did not have synchronized sound for dialogues, titles appeared at movie points to narrate stories, show dialogs or sometimes comment on action for the audience.
Live music and sound
In the beginning the films were accompanied by live music. Since then, music has been recognized as a key element in the films as it has contributed to the atmosphere by giving the audience emotional elements.
The silent film actors gave great emphasis to body language and expressions of their faces so that the audience could better understand what the actor felt.
Until standardization of the projection to 24 images per second for sound films, silent films were shot at different speeds from 12 to 26 images per second.
The following is a list of actors whose career began in the era of the cinematic era of the 1910s and 1920s. This list includes international artists that were widely known around the world, and those who may have only succeeded in achieving a degree in their countries of origin. Some actors in the silent cinematography had career careers that kept only the era of the silent cinema, such as Louise Brooks. Others, however, retained their career with the advent of the cinema. Among the comedians of the old silver screen the most famous were Abbott and Costello, Buster Keaton, Oliver Hardy, Stanley Laurel, Harold Lloyd, the Three Stooges , The little rascals etc.