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1. In 1893, Thomas Edison set up the original first movie studio.
2. The first films were silent due to the fact that the technology for movies with sound did not exist.
3. Early silent movies looked jumpy and jerky.
4. The first silent films were also short in length, but studios later made full-length silents.
5. At the present time, film scholars acknowledge that some silents were masterpieces.
6. When the possibility of making movies with sound became possible, the silents were doomed.
7. There was an Al Jolson film in 1927 called The Jazz Singer that was the first “talkie.”
8. Despite the fact that silent movies were still popular, film studios decided that talking pictures and silent pictures could not both please moviegoers.
9. Some studios released silent movies that played too fast at the wrong speed to prevent audiences from enjoying them.
10. The global popularity around the world of silent films on television and at film festivals proves that the best silents can still attract audiences.