Silent film is certainly not silent these days -- the Oscar wins of THE ARTIST, HUGO, and THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR MORRIS LESSMORE attest to that!
Now that the Academy Awards are over for 2012, why not check out the very first Best Picture winner from 1929?
WINGS has been lovingly and extensively restored, and is now available on Blu-Ray:
It's a fantastic film and all the actors are terrific in it. I'm a little biased towards Clara though. ;)
There are versions of the film available on Youtube, but I would recommend seeing the new restoration if possible -- I have it on good authority that it is breathtaking.