Maribel Verdú in Blancanieves (Snow White), the spanish silent version of the fairytale. Coming soon…CAN’T WAIT!!
“Blancanieves is a Spanish film, directed by Pablo Berger and it’s a Gothic horror-cum-melodrama, which retells the Snow White story in 1930s Madrid.
Young Carmen has been tormented from childhood by her vile stepmother, so she escapes to the woods where she joins a troupe of dwarf bullfighters. Maribel Verdú plays the older woman, Encarna, and Macarena García the younger. Did I forget to mention that it is a silent film? And black-and-white to boot. Splendid”
This film is somewhere between the silent movies and talkies. Although Chaplin’s famous Little Tramp (Charlot) was silent, the film has several sound effects, besides music, like ambient sound and voices coming out of the radio. Even Chaplin sings a version of Je cherche après Titine, but with nonsense lyrics.
The evolution of sound in films means the end of The Little Tramp:
“How long willIcontinuepresentingasLittle Tramp?…I don’t know.Thesound film progressesandif I hadtorepresenta spoken character, I shouldmodifythe characteristics ofLittle Tramp.” Charlie Chaplin.