A great example of how unique and Inventive silent cinema could be. This is actually a great character study too and shows different layers of characters through different perspectives (or mind sets in Letty's case). It is one of those films that can so easily be overlooked unfortunately.
Absolutely charming. The force of nature (the wind) is striking. Lilian Gish makes one fall in love with her. She undoubtedly is one of the greatest. Lars Hanson is not any worse. Noise of whirr in the silent movie, horse-ghost and folk tales... But the ending could be more dramatic.
It is a real shame about the ending (although I liked the idea of the wind as a moral agent) since otherwise 'The Wind' is as remorseless in its way as 'Requiem for a Dream' at moving intractably towards the dissolution of its main character. But here we are in no doubts that the woman has been wronged. The film functions as a serious condemnation of the patriarchal foundations of marriage even at its most delirious.