The style of Director King Vidor has fascinated in the way he handles story and actors. Vidor had a long career beginning in 1913 all the way up to 1980 in a variety of genres yet always with a way of making actors and story fit well against a large backdrop such as modern society or rural life. THE CROWD is a brilliant piece of film making in general be it silent or sound. The story of a man and woman trying to succeed in a corporate world that influenced BRAZIL (1985)
Vidor also made THE BIG PARADE(1928( which was one of John Gilbert’s finest performances in what was one of cinema’s pivotal War films.
The penultimate for many was the all black musical Hallelujah (1929) showcasing some brilliant song and dance but people who simply would not have gotten a chance
This is just a capsule look at King Vidor’s contribution to Hollywood. Seeks his name out on the credits it is usually displayed well above the credits in posters and on screen. You will be engrossed, entertained and intrigued all the same time. Find his work and watch it for flow and story.
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