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They just don't do it like that anymore
on March 8, 2016
I must keep remembering that this film is older than me...given that, I was really very impressed with cinematographic tricks used, and the marvelous set that was built to make this movie. They just don't do it like that anymore... keep also, in mind, that this is a silent movie, not what I grew up with, either... however, the movie is a marvelous experiment in human expression and in photographic engineering... it is long, took me some days to watch it all... however, in the end, I was impressed, really impressed... now the story line is known and a bit hokey, so no surprises there... but this is a terrific example of film making all those many years ago, and why folks went to those wonderful, elaborate theaters to spend the night to watch a movie... yep, it was worth doing...