Silent cinema is antithetical cinema. There are exceptions.
Hellman is the greatest American director of the past 50 years, You can visit LA and stay in his house for $69 a night: www.airbnb.com/rooms/1869380
★★★★½ Added 6
Lars von Trier and Gaspar Noe should be made to watch this film on an endless loop until they learn something about basic cinematic decency.
★★★★★ Rewatched 31 May, 2016
I just introduced Godard to my 16-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter at the same time. Greatest kids film ever.
Son: "She sure is stupid." Daughter: "She's beautiful so it doesn't matter."