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.
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: