“The Spirit of Revolution: How World Cinema Defined the 1920s”

At Vague Visages, D.M. Palmer writes about the influence of world cinema in the 1920s. “the silent works of the 20s brim with invention, pushing forcefully against technological and social boundaries. There is a danger and dynamism to 20s cinema which was gradually eradicated by the standardisation of production processes. The form was still being settled, and this allowed for innovation to flourish among its mavericks, maniacs and martinets. There is in the masterworks of the 20s a thrilling sense of the possibilities inherent within the medium.”

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