comrade_yui’s review published on Letterboxd:
"The Silents were thus always with Sound itself, but not ‘of’ Sound, not constituted by it, their language was not bound by the rhythmic beat of music or the tempo of human conversation. Thus, paradoxically, the Silents were actually more ‘literary’ than Sound Cinema. . ."
you can check out the rest of my latest patreon essay on singin' in the rain here!