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5.0 out of 5 stars Primary source that is a gem, 1 April 2010
This review is from: Borderline [DVD] [1930] (DVD)
If you are reading this, you are already a fan or curiousity seeker of the avante guarde arts movement connected with Close-Up, Macpherson's cine magazine. As with everything I've researched on the three responsible for the film, the wondrous depths of their oeuvre and the times from which it sprung, are fascinating. The Jazz soundtrack is a wonderful addition to the silent film and the extras, especially the letters to and from this "family" dramatically read against photographs and fictional "modern" family adds to the layering. Perdita, HD's biological daughter provides a voiceover of her ponderings in having inherited the letters, works, and books, and provides very personal insights into the daily life of this unusual trio, from a child's perspective. For the price, it's so much easier than going to the MOMA to view the film in its archive, as I have done years earlier. Enjoy entering another world of ideas and very colorful personalities as the period in cinema in which the considerations of film as art was hopeful and not yet dimmed by the machinations of Hollywood.
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