Archive for August 15, 2014

A Pictorial History of the Movies: 1909 – A Corner in Wheat

I love this movie, so much. To the point where even people who barely watch movies know about this and/or have seen it purely because I made them. It’s a brilliant movie. And shit, they even referenced it in Wall-E. And who are we to argue with that?

It’s another D.W. Griffith film, and what can I say? The man just made iconic movies. It’s another one of those “message” films, that is ultimately about something wrong with society. Though this one is pretty overt about it, rather than getting to its point later on, like The Kleptomaniac did.

It starts (and ends) with one of the most famous shots in all of cinema. And it’s actually a very well-structured film. (more…)


Pic of the Day

A Corner in Wheat - 4