|It Illuminates, My Dear|
|Directed by||Paul L. Stein|
|Written by|| Bobby E. Lüthge |
|Starring|| Mady Christians |
Hans Heinrich von Twardowski
|20 November 1922|
|Language|| Silent |
It Illuminates, My Dear (German: Es leuchtet meine Liebe) is a 1922 German silent film directed by Paul L. Stein and starring Mady Christians, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski and Olga Belajeff.
A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound. In silent films for entertainment, the plot may be conveyed by the use of title cards, written indications of the plot and key dialogue lines. The idea of combining motion pictures with recorded sound is nearly as old as film itself, but because of the technical challenges involved, the introduction of synchronized dialogue became practical only in the late 1920s with the perfection of the Audion amplifier tube and the advent of the Vitaphone system. During the silent-film era that existed from the mid-1890s to the late 1920s, a pianist, theater organist—or even, in large cities, a small orchestra—would often play music to accompany the films. Pianists and organists would play either from sheet music, or improvisation.
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