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Pál Fejös United States, 1928

dionysus67's rating of the film Lonesome

This is an impressive silent both for its rhythm and the appealing characters as well as for its dynamic technique. The latter is not only evident in the influence of Soviet montage (there are gorgeous superimpositions on factory work) but also in the density and movement inserted in the shots, mainly those of casual crowds at the beach or the amusement park. Loneliness and the joy of reuniting are palpably felt.