I started my journey two years ago and have seen over 150 of the top 1000 movies since I began. One of the great joys has been seeing so many silent films. the highlight was a trip to the cinema to see films with an orchestral backing! I'm now a huge fan of this.
In 1928 King Vidor gave us "The Crowd".
It's about missed dreams and a man's failure to be what he hopes. the film is incredibly relevant 80 years later. A young man gets a break and dreams of becoming a serious player in New York. We follow his life and ...
Some will find this film a complete downer and incredibly depressing. i wondered how the director even managed to get the money to make it. There's some great cinematography creating memorable images and set pieces. it's actually a wonderful glimpse of life back then.
I have a suspicion that I need to revisit this movie as I was tired when I started and may not have done it justice.