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La Antena

La Antena is a beautiful new silent film from Argentina, shot in 2007 by Esteban Sapir. It's very tastefully done, and uses a variety of aesthetics from different silent and early talky films without trying to specifically reproduce any of them. (The most obvious explicit references are to Lang and Melies.) The two things I really like about it however, are the amazing surrealist sequences, and the extremely creative use of typography. Instead of using intertitles like traditional silent films, the text of the silent dialogue is included in the shot, arranged and animated in relation to the meaning of the words.

And of course, it's always nice to see someone doing new silent film without venturing into Guy Maddin's territory at all.

Some noire elements:

One of the Metropolis references:

And some examples of the amazing use of text: