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A.k.a.
Broken Blossoms
Year
1919
Runtime
90 min.
Director
D.W. Griffith
Genres
Drama, Romance
Rating *
7.6
Votes *
7,202
Checks
3,170
Favs
194
Dislikes
36
Favs/checks
6.1% (1:16)
Favs/dislikes
5:1
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  1. TheMajor's avatar

    TheMajor

    Nearly perfect acting. A tragic and emotional masterpiece.

    To appreciate this movie, the viewer should be familiar with silent movies other than Chaplin or Keaton and consider the period in which this was made.

    Some of the best acting performances I have seen in any picture from any era. The editing and Billy Bitzer's camerawork are very good as well.

    A must-see for lovers of true sadness. This is how tragedy and emotions should be transferred to celluloid.

    Don't watch it on archive.org, its quality is poor and it does not have a musical score, instead get the DVD released by KINO.com
    8 years 10 months ago
  2. Marazmatique's avatar

    Marazmatique

    A white man playing an asian by squinting his eyes looks even more ridiculous than blackface, somehow... 6 years 8 months ago
  3. TheMajor's avatar

    TheMajor

    Yea, that particular scene in The Shining was inspired by the closet scene in Broken Blossoms.

    Fellini's La strada is also loosely based on this film.
    7 years 4 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #1 in Akira Kurosawa's A Dream is a Genius
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  2. This movie ranks #5 in 1910s
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  3. This movie ranks #6 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  4. This movie ranks #9 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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  5. This movie ranks #21 in The Top 300 Silent Era Films
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  6. This movie ranks #22 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
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  7. This movie ranks #36 in Silent but not Forgotten: The best silent films
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  8. This movie ranks #42 in Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Narrative Films (2012)
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  9. This movie ranks #82 in A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
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  10. This movie ranks #95 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
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  11. This movie ranks #183 in National Film Registry
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  12. This movie ranks #262 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  13. This movie ranks #400 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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