It's high time i said something about Buster Keaton here. And more specifically about the existential Keaton vs. Chaplin debate (see, for instance, 'The Dreamers'). Though both are absolute classics, after seeing Keaton's 'The General' and Chaplin's 'Modern Times', Buster Keaton is ahead 1-0. But should see more before saying more.
(Concerning Chaplin, i must say the disappointing exhibition at the Kunsthal doesn't help. Tip for curators: a museum is not a cinema.)
For obsessive downloaders, here's a good collection of public domain torrents (i.e. downloadable films of which the copyright has expired).
Includes silent classics (highly recommended!):
' Metropolis '
' Nosferatu '
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