January 11, 2012
Silent film actor Buster Keaton stars in "The Scarecrow" in the 1920s. The film will be feature as one of four silent comedies at Thursday's debut of the Silent Nights at the Library film series.
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Before movies had soundtracks, there were silent films. But movie theaters were far from silent places because in each theater, a live orchestra would play along with the movie, expressing in music the exaggerated emotions playing out on the screen.