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A.k.a.
Broken Blossoms
Year
1919
Runtime
90 min.
Director
D.W. Griffith
Genres
Drama, Romance
Rating *
7.4
Votes *
7,202
Checks
3,336
Favs
205
Dislikes
39
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
    10 years 4 months ago
  2. Marazmatique's avatar

    Marazmatique

    A white man playing an asian by squinting his eyes looks even more ridiculous than blackface, somehow... 8 years 2 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.
    8 years 10 months ago
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