Intertitles were an essential element of silent films, providing key dialogues and narrative context. They were created by physically engraving or painting text onto glass slides, which were then photographed and spliced into the film reel. This was a labor-intensive process requiring careful timing to align with the film's storyline. Because of this, specialized artists and writers often created the intertitles. It's fascinating to realize how this early form of communication paved the way for the subtitles we use today.
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