Saturday, May 15, 2010

Photos from The Son of the Sheik

These are five photos from the film, "The Son of the Sheik." This film was made in 1926, Valentino's last film. One year later, The Jazz Singer was released, this was the first film that included sound. It is a tragedy that Valentino never made a talkie. I am sure he was so big that he would have been able to cross over into talkies as well. However, in the film "Chaplin," he talks about not wanting to make a talkie where the tramp talks, because the magic would be gone, in a sense the same holds true for Valentino, since we never had the chance to see him in a talkie, the magic still exists and makes him larger than life.

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