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It is one of my all-time favorite eras of film and it is a wonderful place to visit.
It follows the life of John Sims, born on July 4th, 1900, who is average in every way, with great hopes and dreams, struggling to make a living in New York City.
Though I have seen more than a few silent films, none engrossed, affected or touched me as much as King Vidor's 1928 masterpiece The Crowd did.
Enter King Vidor. In 1928 Vidor gave us The Crowd, which is one of the silent era's most sparkling jewels. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mad Zack
This version of The Crowd was brilliantly restored by Kevin Brownlow and Eric Gill, with an orchestral soundtrack composed by Carl Davis. Read morePublished on November 26, 2010 by O. Hubicka
There was a movie produced during the early part of the 20th century, that captured the unique perspective of that time period... Read more
The Crowd (King Vidor, 1928)
The inimitable King Vidor was, over the years, nominated for the Best Director Oscar five times, though he never won (and was passed over... Read more
Director King Vidor's "The Crowd" (1928) remains among the most socially relevant films ever made. The heartbreaking yet hopeful saga of John and Mary Sims (memorably played by... Read morePublished on May 16, 2009 by Scott T. Rivers
King Vidor was never the most subtle of filmmakers, but his heavily Baroque style served him well over a very long career with emotionally overwrought though supremely entertaining... Read morePublished on December 3, 2007 by Ed Uyeshima
I have seen "The Crowd" on various list of "best" movies so I took the opportunity to watch it last night. I came away very moved by what I had seen. Read morePublished on November 26, 2007 by Randy Keehn
This is one of those films that just about everyone seems to love and praise as a classic, even if they might not ordinarily be fans of the genre or the people involved in it, and... Read morePublished on November 24, 2007 by Anyechka