Classic Film : Shoes

Shoes

Shoes - 7.5/10
I finally watched a movie, and I finally finished a silent movie after a few attempts at other ones. I didn't know this one was only an hour long. My DVR had it at 2 hours, and the "Movie Info" had it at 101 minutes. It was just on TCM, so it might be available On-Demand. Has anyone seen this? If so, what did you think?
I liked that the movie centered around the young woman. She's in every scene, and even when there isn't much happening, she's reflecting on a life that could be. I guess I always have loved movies centered around poverty and struggle.





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I'm a silent movie fan and I had never heard of this one. Turns out it was made by Lois Weber, one of the handful of great female directors, pre-1920's, who routinely tackled serious subjects that scared off her competitors.

The only surviving nitrate print was found in the Netherland, heavily damaged. It was restored in 2010.

Unfortunately for me, I can no longer watch TCM. Comcast pulled it from free access and stuck it in some pay sports package which I don't have and don't want. There are clips of the movie on YouTube, including a short restoration example, but not the entire movie.

So, until it shows up on YouTube, I'll just have to wait and watch.

And This, Too, Shall Pass Away

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Ah damn. Sometimes on Concast, you can look up "Classic Movies", and then for me, I get 1,200 movies that come up. Sometimes its 3rd party like Peacock, which isn't bad. They start with 3 mins of commercials, and then no interruptions (unlike a few others)

Do you know of any silent movies that centers around one woman?

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What years was it made in?

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Shoes was made in 1916.

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Always happy to be of assistance.😄

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Thank you

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You are welcome.

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A wonderful film about the toll poverty takes on a vulnerable young woman, written and directed by Lois Weber (whom I just mentioned elsewhere). Writer, producer, director, and actress in the silent era with nearly 300 credits from 1916 to 1934, she was a real titan back in the day when women were still allowed to do more than work behind the camera, in the editing room or writing.

Here she is, directing, though I don't know what film. And two cameras, no less. Very interesting.



P.S. If you're looking for longer silent films, Mort, I can recommend so many great ones. Carl Dreyer's La Passion de Jeanne D'Arc (1928), Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927), and F.W. Murnau's Sunrise (1927) would be great ones to start with. Or Abel Gance's Napoleon (1927), Chaplin's City Lights (1931), Sergei Eisenstein's Battleship Potempkin (1925), and Robert Weine's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), et al, ad nauseum. But I digress. . .

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Thanks. I know of all those movies, but have only seen one, and parts of others.

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Curious to know which one you've seen?

My favorite of them all is La Passion de Jeanne D'Arc, in my opinion one of the greatest films of all time.

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I saw "City Lights" but I didn't care for it much.. I saw Bresson's "The Trial of Joan of Arc" but 90% of the script seemed to be "I believe in god"

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Thanks. I'm a big fan of City Lights, though I think I can surmise why you might not be. Haven't seen it in ages though, and I don't know for sure how I'd feel today.

And I haven't seen the Bresson film, but I would urge you to take a look at Dreyer's 1928 film, which is based upon the transcripts of Joan's actual trial. Maria Falconetti's performance is unbelievable, one of the greatest in film history as many have claimed. And Dreyer's cinematic interpretation of the material is simply breathtaking. If you can, watch the restored version with the powerful new music score by Richard Einhorn. It's stunning, too.



And adding this clip, because it shows more of Falconetti.

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I liked all of Dreyer's other movies, so I'll give this a chance. Thanks!

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You're welcome.
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