Before the publication of the Oxford English Dictionary in 1928, all the existing dictionaries were incomplete and deficient. This called for a complete re-examination of the language from Anglo-Saxon times onward, little did they realize just how enormous of a task they were undertaking. 537 more words
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Although F. W. Murnau’s masterpiece Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans may have done away with winning the only ever Academy Award for “Unique and Artistic Production” another film in competition at the time, being King Vidor’s The Crowd deserves a name for itself as one of the great American films of the period. 1,029 more words
Today in 2005 a Blue Plaque was unveiled in High Street, Belfast on the site once the home of physician Sir James Murray (1788-1871).
It was in 1829 that Murray used a condensed solution of… 287 more words
Directed by King Vidor, written by Vidor, John V.A. Weaver and Harry Behn, produced by Irving Thalberg
Identifying King Vidor’s greatest directorial achievement is almost as impossible as identifying the greatest artistic achievement of all of silent film. 1,600 more words