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3.7
18 Ratings

The Blot

Directed by Lois Weber
United States, 1921
Drama

Synopsis

Hardworking Professor Griggs (Phillip Hubbard) has a tough time supporting his wife (Margaret McWade) and their daughter, Amelia (Claire Windsor). When Amelia takes ill, Mrs. Griggs steals a chicken from her next-door neighbor to nourish her daughter.

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The Blot Directed by Lois Weber

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  • εξώτερο Διάστημα's rating of the film The Blot

    I can think of few films that succeed in aggregating characters as 'stereoscopically' as The Blot. Observed thru many angles, a stereogram each, the actors' play isn’t made of binary sets of left and right-eye images used in binocular vision (and in poor characterization), but brought forth by combined perspectives, which better define mind’s Argus-like, hundred-eye structure and its distinct, multifocal stereopsis:

  • Ghostman's rating of the film The Blot

    An interesting and excellently aestheticized silent melodrama that ably analyzes poverty. It is moving in many scenes and the characters were well-rounded for a silent film of this type. Did I say it looks great for a 1921 silent film? I would give it a higher rating but it is a little too conservative for me and it unfortunately features one incredibly offensive and racist title card in a key scene. Not cool.