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But it's not the first sound-era film to ape the silent style; aside from Chaplin's final silent pictures, done well after sound had taken over, there's Mel Brooks's 1976 slapstick tribute Silent Movie, and Charles Lane's 1989 indie Sidewalk Stories. What's more, countless sound directors have used silent storytelling techniques to great effect, eschewing dialogue (and sometimes even sound effects) to work their narrative beats via purely visual means. Here we've assembled ten great "silent" scenes from the sound era.
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