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All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)

Last month, President Barack Obama went to Flanders and gave a speech about the First World War. As is typical for him, his words were phrased so carefully that they aspire to an ambiguity that, if achieved, would render them almost meaningless. 1,915 more words

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The Monday Intertitle: Moll Quiet

“I’m pretty influential as Lefty Hiroshi.”

Beautiful deco kanji in an intertitle from Ozu’s 1933 DRAGNET GIRL, screened at the Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema… 500 more words

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All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

All Quiet on the Western Front / Lewis Milestone / 1930 / 

Active Ingredients: Battle sequences; Episodic structure
Side Effects: Melodrama; stylistic flatness

Despite the more than 80 years and far too many wars that separate today’s viewers from Lewis Milestone’s… 318 more words

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