very healthy human who has not looked away from a screen in eleven years.
Holy Hell. That this film could weaponize irony, sweep you up in a spacey drunken dream, and ground your heart to dust without any title cards is just astonishing.
Murneau was a master. I don't really have anything to add to the conversation about this film. I'm just thoroughly impressed.
(Also the poster LB chose for this is wonderful!)
Fuck it. Not sure if it's a perfect film, but it does literally everything I love in movies.
It is insanely bold. Imagine just dropping a silent film in the middle of your masterwork and it totally paying off? I always feel like there's so much risk in making these vignette movies. I watched MYSTERY TRAIN earlier this year and fell head over heels in love with the first section,"Far from Yokohama." It colored the rest of the movie for…