And the nominees for every entry from 1928 from every edition of 1001 Movie You Must See Before You Die are...
The Docks of New York
An Andalusian Dog
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Steamboat Bill, Jr.
Storm Over Asia
And the winner for Best Picture of 1928 is...The Crowd
As tempting as it is to give out these early awards to Buster Keaton movies, I'm going with King Vidor's The Crowd for this one. One of several excellent pictures of the last real year of silents, this film depicts a couple and their struggle to survive under tight circumstances in real and stark terms, and showed a technically adept filmmaking style that we didn't seem to see too much during the early talkies.
And the Award for Unique and Artistic Picture of 1928 is...Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc
You can make a case for Luis Bunuel's influential An Andalusian Dog for this award for this year, but I'm going with Carl Theodor Dreyer's intense epic of the last days of Joan of Arc. It's a truly harrowing and draining piece, though you probably have to be in the right mood before sitting down to watch this one.
Joan of Arc
I have a weakness for Docks of New York. A few years ago I revisited the movies of this period and on re-watching that was the one that made the best impression on me.ReplyDelete
It was a much stronger year in retrospect than the first three or fours years of talkies. At least from what I've seen.ReplyDelete