Monday, February 12, 2018

The Long Gray Line, John Ford, 1955

When you watch the parade passing by you can't be part of it yourself. Not only a film about a life almost completely lived by proxy and the growing invisibility of history (in the age of cinemascope), but also about the specific melancholy of cinema.

Also: Maureen O'Hara as the last great silent movie comedian. Her love on first sight scene with Tyrone Powers might be one of the most beautiful slapstick routines ever.

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