Cinema: Mum's the Word

SILENT MOVIE

Directed by MEL BROOKS Screenplay by MEL BROOKS, RON CLARK, RUDY DeLUCA and BARRY LEVINSON

Yes, it is really silent. There is music in Silent Movie, stray sound effects, and some title cards—just like in the days before Vitaphone—but no one utters a single word. Well, somebody does pronounce aloud one tiny monosyllable, but let no one step on a laugh by revealing either the word or the perpetrator. Just one caution: people may be laughing so hard all around you that, to hear the word, close attention will have to be...

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