Evil Mr.Grimes keeps a rag-tag bunch of orphans on his farm deep in a swamp in the US South. He forces them to work in his garden and treats them like slaves. They are watched over by the eldest, Molly.
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Judging superficially (and as a rule I judge 'sub speciae frivolitatis'), silent film and ancient sculpture share a common trait. In the contemporary public experience of both, colour was crucial (acc. to Euripides' Helen of Troy, a statue stripped of its tacky varnish was disfigured, while film copies were dyed), but preservation mostly came in monochrome (eroded paint) and b/w negatives, respectively. I'm delighted