Silent film - the first to be based on the novella, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, published in 1886 by Robert Louis Stevenson - a Scottish author. In this film, John Barrymore plays the lead role of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde. This film delves deep into the human psyche and examines the duality of man.
Watching a silent film is an acquired taste - modern viewers expect a fast-paced, visually stimulating environment when it comes to their cinematic experience. Movies from the silent era certainly aren't devoid of stylish aesthetics but they rely more on dialog in terms of plot progression. There are two transformation scenes from this film that really are amazing if you consider the time period. I can only discuss my emotions on a visceral level; a pleasurable viewing experience that I highly recommend to anyone who doubts the timeless quality that silent films contribute to history.