We are nearing the end of the last full year of silent films. The last silent movie that we will watch is called City Lights and is in 1931. It kind of makes me sad because I feel like the silent films are getting better and better. Back to the movie at hand...
This film is about a woman who is a tall drink of water and this kind of old geeze (they of course end up together; in his dreams!). She is clinically depressed and tries to commit suicide. He saves her and they go out, and after being charmed by his naked tattoos they sleep together. I won't tell more of the plot because I don't want to spoil it.
This was a peculiar movie. The acting was really good and the plot was risque for its time and at times interesting. However, it felt a little bit less modern than the others have. For instance, there were tons of title cards so you had to pay strict attention (not that I ever let my mind wander during long silent films!). It just felt like we went back a couple years. Also, I don't think someone that tried to kill herself would just go out and party afterwards; wouldn't she try again? Besides these grievances, this isn't a bad film. Just not an extremely interesting one.
The two female actresses in this film look exactly alike. Why do they do this to us?
Could not find any more trivial facts. I apologize on behalf of the internet.
Available on YouTube. First part: