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The Phantom Carriage 1921

  • Victor Sjöström
  • January 1, 1921
  • 105 mins
  • Swedish
  • Drama, Fantasy
It's New Year's Eve. Three drunkards evoke a legend. The legend tells that the last person to die in a year, if he is a great sinner, will have to drive during the whole year the Phantom Chariot, the one that picks up the souls of the dead...

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WOW. Such a great movie!
I see it 95 years in late, but I can assure that is one of the best movies I ever saw.
It's really in advance for his time, the acting is almost like today and didn't come from opera or theatre like it was usual in the beginning of cinema. The music is just awesome, she translate exactly the character's emotions and the mood of the scene, a real plus in a silent film, and have noises (making with the instrument).
The story come from the novel " Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness!" and we can think about Scrooge but it's darker.
Victor Sjöström is an awesome actor, but he show that is one of the best directors of his time too!
And what a surprise to see that the legendary Shining's scene of Jack Nicholson breaking the door with an axe already existing a half of century before Kubrick's masterpiece!

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