July 17, 2015

Blind Husbands

Blind Husbands, 1919 [Kino edition, Donald Sosin score]. A womanizer tries to seduce a neglected wife.

Directed by Erich von Stroheim. Written by Stroheim, based on his book, with Lillian Ducey. Starring Sam De Grasse, Francelia Billington, & Stroheim, with Gibson Gowland, Fay Holderness, & Ruby Kendrick.

Concept: D
Story: C
Characters: D
Dialog: C
Pacing: C
Cinematography: A movie filmed in the Alps should really be more spectacular than this. C
Special effects/design: B
Acting: C
Music: C
Enjoyment: As far as melodrama goes, having your climax on a mountain peak is pretty good. But it's still just melodrama. C

GPA: 1.9/4

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