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Year
1909
Runtime
14 min.
Director
D.W. Griffith
Genres
Crime, Drama, Short
Rating *
6.6
Votes *
1,508
Checks
1,806
Favs
35
Dislikes
20
Favs/checks
1.9% (1:52)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. gregmnewman's avatar

    gregmnewman

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By6qokGa7FE 5 years 2 months ago
  2. BlueVoid's avatar

    BlueVoid

    A D. W. Griffith short about a greedy wheat tycoon who corners the market making life miserable for the average poor worker. The film does a good job contrasting the high life of the wealthy against the grueling, miserable life of the poor families just trying to survive. Its pretty transparent in its intent on being social commentary and condemning corporate greed which destroys the lives of the people that make up the foundation of the country. My biggest problem is that its too on the nose. It is almost painfully straightforward and it weakens the film. None the less its still a trill to watch a movie such as this. An early work by one of the great directors who helped form what cinema is today. 9 years 3 months ago
  3. quattuor's avatar

    quattuor

    Interesting to observe how different Tarr's portrayal of poverty is:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkxBoGYu1-w
    1 year 6 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #4 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
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  4. This movie ranks #126 in National Film Registry
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  5. This movie ranks #153 in Silent but not Forgotten: The best silent films
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  6. This movie ranks #262 in The Top 300 Silent Era Films
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