Tag Archives: 1910s

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The birth of a nation (1915)A bombastic civil war spectacle, legendary for its cinematographic innovation, melodramatic grandeur – and racism. This three-hour fresco is a message from another world, historically and politically incorrect on an alm… Continue reading

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Intolerance (1916)Herculean in ambition – glorious sets, overwhelming mass scenes, surprising story twists and some unusual main characters. The four separate yet crosscut storylines are not at all convincing, though – illogical, pompous, incohere… Continue reading

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Les vampires (1915) This ten-part serial has everything you could ask for in suspense – and more! Severed heads, poisonous rings, coded messages, people rising from the dead, murder on stage, car chases, gun fights, bondage, wild partying, hypnoti… Continue reading

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backtrack; Broken blossoms (1919)

Sentimental in the sweetest sense of the word. Shimmering and heartwrenching. Should be considered a must in everyone’s book. Continue reading

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backtrack; Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari (1919)

Maybe not as overwhelmingly beautiful as I had imagined. Still quite amazing, though. Remains firmly in place in my own book. Continue reading

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