I don’t like these actually. Yes, it was something wonderful when they first appeared, some experience it must have been to see still pictures moving. But I wouldn’t give up the stuff I can see today for that experience.
People were so easy to surprise and stun these days. They even fainted when at the end of that flick, The Great Train Robbery or something, a guy shot at the audience with a gun. But it doesn’t work anymore. I’m simply bored by it all. Charlie Chaplin is also boring, I really can’t do anything about it. So is stuff like Metropolis, which was oh so awesome back before WW2. Call them timeless classics, whatever, I won’t argue, but I won’t pick any of them as my Saturday night movie either.
However, I love when they make public screenings of these old movies and a real live orchestra plays in the background, that IS great, like Nosferatu, I happened to see it this way. But watching it at home bored the hell out of me.