Here's a brain bending question for you. Though most dead genres see a revival at some point or another, we're probably never going to see a true silent film again (not a "genre", alas, and technology has moved on)... but wouldn't that be a cool mini trend to see some great auteurs try? I mean aside from Guy Maddin.
I'd love to hear your take on this. Which currently working director could make a great silent film ... and why? Think it over and respond. I'll be playing the organ in the background.