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ASHES IN THE HOURGLASS's rating of the film Tabu: A Story of the South Seas

An issue I've always had with silent films is their constant use of background music that inevitably starts to become exhausting. Unfortunately, Tabu is no exception as by the 40 minute mark I started falling asleep. Doesnt help that this doesnt feel like a Murnau film whatsoever as the shots had none of his trademark visual lyricism. I guess the exoticism of the location was supposed to make up for this absence.