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Great King Vidor movie in a superb print.
on 15 July 2015
Wonderful film in a top-quality print from Warner. King Vidor shot this less than ten years after the WW1 events it portrays, and the whole thing has an authenticity that would be heard to recreate in modern times. The love-story is immensely moving, and let down only by a somewhat perfunctory ending. The impact of the whole thing is greatly enhanced by the superb score lovingly put together by Carl Davis with the help of Colin and David Matthews. (Colin Matthews has told me that the suspenseful scene of the army advancing through the forest under enemy fire was entirely composed by him.) No aficionado of silent cinema should miss this.