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FRANK BORZAGE: SILENT FILMS (1915-1929)

by Robert Regan
Films 6
Comments 11
Followers 43


What I admire most in Frank Borzage, a quality shared by most of my favorite filmmakers, is his absolute mastery of mise-en-scene: each shot, each camera movement, each cut, fade, or dissolve is the perfect choice, his decisions as a director all seem inevitable. And there is his incomparable ability with actors: almost all of them did their very best work with him, even Dietrich in his Desire possessed a richer humanity than she had working with the equally masterful Sternberg.

But my feelings about Borzage and his...


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