This post is for those who disregard the silent cinema, demeaning it as a lesser form of art, maybe even stooping to the claim that they are boring. I challenge you to sit down and watch a film by Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Fritz Lang, Vsevolod Pudovkin, F.W. Murnau, Dziga Vertov or Sergei Eisenstein. I can guarantee that at least one of these directors will prove that the silent cinema possesses an unparalleled execution of artistic vision. So get off your blockbuster pedestal and embrace silence! You will be pleasantly surprised to see how these films have influenced your favourites.