An immigrant leaves his sweetheart in Italy to find a better life across the sea in the grimy slums of New York. They are eventually reunited and marry. But life in New York is hard and tragedy tarnishes their dream of a better life in the new world.
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3,5 When an early film connects in my mind w/ other earlies, I feel the ‘evolutionary’ joy of angioblasts branched out through vasculogenesis, or the relief of water vessels when their shattered walls allow for rush tentacular escape. The film’s extracted from a streetless quarry and hoisted on a map, the lonely nook becomes a social (bc associated) node. Here the amorous bridge scene behind the gondolier recalls the