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Can you name the some of the important filmmakers of the silent era?

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The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), Master of the House (1925)Danish filmmaker also worked in France and Germany
Way Down East (1920), Broken Blossoms (1919)Co-founded United Artists
Faust (1926), Sunrise (1927)Credited with starting the Kammerspielfilm movement
Pandora's Box (1929), Joyless Street (1925)One of the major contributers to the German 'Street Film' movement
Strike (1925), October (1928)Film theorist who based his ideas on Hagel Dialectic
A Trip to the Moon (1902), The Magic Lantern (1903)Thomas Edison made money off his work, he did not
The Great Train Robbery (1903), Dreams of a Rarebit Fiend (1906)Made films for Thomas Edison's film company
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)Brother Conrad was a well known German actor
The Gold Rush (1925), The Circus (1928)Began his career with the Keystone Film Company
The General (1927), Playhouse (1921)Awarded honorary Oscar in 1960
Man with the Movie Camera (1929)A late 60's French film movement was named after him
Metropolis (1927), Siegfried (1924)The Nazi party offered him the job as the head of the German Cinema Institute, fled country next day
Mother (1926), The End of St. Petersburg (1927)Argued for emotional montage instead of intellectual
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Greed (1924), The Merry Widow (1925)Later acted in Grand Illusion and Sunset Boulevard
The Sons of Ingmar (1919), The Phantom Carriage (1921)Swedish filmmaker, acted in Wild Strawberries
The Crowd (1928), Peg o' My Heart (1922)Received honorary Oscar in 1979
Cabiria (1914)Italian director also known as Piero Fosco
Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog - 1928)The film was co-directed with Salvador Dali
Rescued by Rover (1904)Almost all of his films are lost (liquidated for silver nitrate)
Napolean (1927), J'Accuse (I Accuse - 1919)Film historian Kevin Brownlow wrote a book on 'Napolean' and its filmmaker
The Thief of Baghdad (1924)Played John Wilkes Booth in 'The Birth of a Nation'
Gertie the Dinosaur (1914), The Sinking of the Lusitania (1918)Influential animator and comic strip creator
Within Our Gates (1919), Body and Soul (1924)First prominent African American filmmaker
The Student of Prague (1913), The Golem: How He Came Into the World (1920)Also acted in these films. The Golem is the third of a three part series, other two are 'lost'
The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bulsheviks (1924)His experiments in montage editing in his 'Workshop' influenced the first wave of great Russian filmmakers
The Ten Commandments (1923), King of Kings (1927)Remade one of these films himself, the other remade by Nicolas Ray

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