Saturday, 24 March 2012

Intolerance


★★★★★★

Considering the spotlight Andrew Stanton’s John Carter is in at the moment for becoming one of Disney’s biggest flops of all time, it seems like now would be a good opportunity to talk about one of the biggest box office bombs in the entire history of cinema, D. W. Griffith’s Intolerance from 1916. When this film came out in cinemas, it didn’t come anywhere near making back its enormous budget (two million dollars) and Griffith, whom you might know as the director of the 1915 silent Civil War epic The Birth of a Nation, spent the rest of his life paying back the debts his opus magnum left behind. However, Intolerance is probably the best example that viewers’ tastes don’t always do a movie justice.

Ganze Kritik auf The Zurich English Student (online einsehbar).

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