B and R gave me this on DVD over the weekend after a discussion about speech bubbles and my forthcoming presentation at Plymouth. A film about a town in which all the inhabitants have lost their voices apart from one singer and her blind son. Interesting exploration of the multiple ways to visualise the spoken word within silent film. The words become part of the physical action: smoke-rings form letters, speaking mouths become images, guns shoot words, characters use bells to attract attention.
See the opening title sequence and the first part of the film above to get the jist.