I'm not ashamed (well, maybe a little ashamed) to admit that despite my status as an avid movie geek, there are a few gaps in my knowledge. The largest of these gaps is that of silent film. Given that silent movies provide a connection to the dawn of the motion picture, it is important that all cinephiles acquaint themselves with as many as possible, if for no other reason than to understand the roots of our beloved art form. I will be watching as many silent films as I possibly can, and each month I will spotlight the titles that really stand out.
Today we give the silent treatment to 1925's 'Battleship Potemkin.'