Perhaps Griffith at his most dominant over the medium up to this point and also at his bleakest and most cynical at ANY point in his career. The man's understanding of space, use of misé-en-scene for cinematic reasons and the intidimidatingly skilled editing all remain pretty much unparalleled. Flawless performances in this one as well, and that ending mixes the myriad of emotions that were felt in just 14 minutes. One of the best shorts I've seen for sure.
** REVIEW/DIARY ENTRY FOR MY FAVORITE FILM EVER, SPOILERS ALL AROUND **
My favorite film ever.
The greatest cinematic achievement of all time.
Words can't do any justice to what this work of art made me feel, both the first and the second time I saw it, sublime might be the word that best describes it, but still doesn't do justice to what 2001: A Space Odyssey is, ever since I first saw it 10 months ago I have tried…
The symbol has the world at her feet.
The world stomps the person behind the symbol.
With each era there comes a genre or a style that marks it. Film-noirs marked the 40s and 50s and so did the great Hollywood epics, disaster films and neo-noirs marked the 70s, sci-fi, action and horror blockbusters marked the 80s and 90s and the list goes on.
The past years or so have been marked by an uninspired breed of superhero blockbusters that…