Thursday, September 8, 2011

People on Sunday (1930)***1/2


The filmmakers maintain a steely vigilance against the two main drawbacks often found in silents – bad makeup and bad acting – and imbue People on Sunday with a degree of naturalism unique for its era. No, it’s not quite the raw understatement of the Dardenne Brothers, but it’s not the hysteria of D.W. Griffith either...





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Elevator to the Gallows Turns 60

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