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Alan Crosland United States, 1927

Jenny Coldpussy's rating of the film The Jazz Singer

Of all the didn't-age-well-but-it's-historically-important films I've forced myself to watch in order be a legitimate cinephile, this was by far the most painful one, and for reasons that I wasn't expecting. The black face was actually the sixth most annoying thing from the movie, the first one being all those mommy songs... wtf? What creepy target audience was this written for?