I finally had time to watch it and I know Kyle already has, wasn't sure if I should make a thread out of it but fuck it, I did. If you did too, discuss!
I have no experience with the silent era, I plan to watch Metropolis and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari very soon, so it was interesting to see how much film making has changed. I'd always figured that silent films would try to limit how often the actors talk, but fuck me, this film had a lot of talking with very little dialogue. I wonder what the actors were actually saying to each other during takes, because the dialogue stills were so brief that it couldn't have been what they said on film.
Also, Jill was a bizarrely unimportant character, despite how much importance the first half of the story gave to her.
Also also, there were so many noticable cuts in the middle of shots, I have to wonder what went wrong during filming (or possibly editing), or perhaps they just cut pauses shorter because of a technologically imposed restriction on the runtime.