Way Down East
Dir. D.W. Griffith (1920).
Someone once compared D.W. Griffiths 1920 resurrection of a shameless old Victorian melodrama as a symphony fashioned from the The Old Oaken Bucketand the analogy gives some idea of the movies Charles Ives-like combination of kitsch Americana and hypermodern editing.
Thu., May 13, 8 p.m., 2010
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