Silent Film Challenge | 2019 | Week 30
What the fuck did I just watch?!
I love all the weird-ass, experimental, surrealist imagery, and I had a blast watching it from an aesthetic perspective.
That said, I have almost no clue what happened plot-wise. I'll chalk it up to the fact that it's from 1919, and narrative structure in cinema was still...wonky, but it's hard enough when it's a cookie-cutter plot. I was completely lost in this surrealist plot.
But I have so much respect for this film, and thought it was very cool. I'll probably never watch it again to clarify my confusion, but of all the silent films I've stumbled across recently, this is by far the coolest/most interesting one I've seen yet. On the strength of that alone, I give this a strong recommendation, if only because I doubt I'll ever see any silent film that's this~~weird~~ ever again.