Nicolas Cage has said that his acting technique is heavily influenced by kabuki. The acting in this dialogue makes kabuki look like an Ingmar Bergman film, and the dialogue . . . . . . sorry, I just blacked out for a second. The dialogue is like . . . little . . . spaceships, pew pew!
Oh I am so in awe of this beautiful movie!! I absolutely loved the central pair. Renee Adoree was doe-eyed and soulful, and John Gilbert totally made me swoon, even when he was wearing a little too much lipstick. Gilbert stars as Jim Apperson, who joins the Army on a whim just as the US has entered into World War I (of course, this is referred to as The Great War in the picture, since it came out in 1925,…