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You could name the great stars of the silent screen who were finished; the great directors gone; the great title writers who were washed up. But remember this, as long as you live: the producers didn't lose a man. They all made the switch. That's where the great talent is.
"MOS" is used, on a slate, when a scene is filmed without sync sound (or any sound). This term is widely thought to be an homage to Lubitsch, who would say, in his thick Berlin accent, that he wished to shoot some footage "mitout sound." "Mit" means "with" in German--ergo, without sound . . . "mitout sound" . . . "M-O-S".
In most of his comedies, he took up serious subjects and spiced them with elegance, sophistication, cynicism and witty lines - It became known as "the Lubitsch Touch."