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Fabrice Lyczba <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 8 Mar 2006 08:56:33 +0100
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Does anyone know of silent films (not necessarily American silent  
films; in any iflm tradition) with dialogue titles not on separate  
intertitles between shots of characters talking (as seems to be  
always the case), but with dialogues appearing as subtitles on the  
shots of the characters themselves (as subtitles appear in sound  
films) ? I seem to remember seeing a silent film where this was done,  
but I can't remember which film, and whether this was a later  
reconstruction for sound film audiences -- or whether this is an  
experiment that was tried in silent cinema, somewhere. Or any idea  
where I could find information about the development of titles as  
separate shots inserted within the continuity of other shots, rather  
than as functional subtitles that would not interrupt the visual flow ?
Thanks for any lead

Fabrice Lyczba
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