Top 10 Silent Movie Comedians

“Behind the music and hand-cranked camera shots lie something else entirely, for those willing to take a look. It is a world of magic- as novelist Paul Auster described in The Book of Illusions saying the films are ‘like poems, like the renderings of dreams, like some intricate choreography of the spirit.’ Here are the top ten comedians of the era, some well known, others virtually forgotten, all willing to put their bodies, backsides and in some case lives on the line all for the sake of a good laugh.”