Thursday, January 28, 2016
The Wind (USA, 1928)
Lillian Gish’s celebrated acting as a frail young woman who progressively goes crazy due to forces of nature is very worth watching.
The film’s pace is very interesting and makes the audience feel the tension of the plot. The fight to survive in a completely different environment has been the subject of many films throughout the decades.
The camera use and editing of scenes is very interesting and the wind is clearly shown a overwhelming force that makes people powerless.
MGM worked with a few noteworthy Swedish actors and directors at late 1920ies, being Greta Garbo (who wasn’t in this film) only the most famous example.