of a Nation" (1915)
Do you ever feel like Hollywood is too liberal? Ever think maybe
Spike Lee is just paranoid? Watch Birth of a Nation and maybe
you'll have a different perspective. D.W. Griffith's 1915 epic
about the noble origin of the Ku Klux Klan is a remarkable piece
of work to say the least. One of the few films that is both
morally abhorrent and aesthetically essential, Birth of a Nation
is a necessary rite of passage for any serious film watcher.
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Fritz Lang's vision of the future is a pre-Orwell 1984, complete
with plebian workers who live below the superior Elites. A foreboding
vision of Germany's future, Metropolis is all the more noteworthy
because it was made right before the Nazi's rise to power. It's
also one of the most influential science fiction films ever
made, introducing cinematographic techniques that are imitated
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Gold Rush" (1925)
Charlie Chaplin's comedic masterpiece features the little tramp
in some of the funniest scenes about greed and starvation ever
captured on film. If you think you are hungry check this out!
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Other Silent Pictures...
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