The Crowd

The Crowd

  • Director: King Vidor
  • Writer: King Vidor,John V.A. Weaver,Joseph Farnham
  • Countries of origin: United States
  • Language: None
  • Release date: March 3, 1928
  • Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes
  • Sound mix: Silent
  • Aspect ratio: 1.33 : 1
  • Also known as: One of the Mob
  • "The Crowd" (The Crowd) is a drama film directed by American director Kim Victor , starring Eleanor Boardman and James Murray   . The film was released in the United States on February 18, 1928, but was not released domestically.
    The film tells the story of an optimistic young man who goes to New York to try his luck and finds some happiness at first, but the death of his youngest daughter puts him off the path of his life   .


    • Release date March 3, 1928
    • Filming locations Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
    • Production companies Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

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    • By Alisa 2022-12-04 22:12:54

      the crowd

      The most impressive thing is the film's repeated metaphors

      1. When John's father died, the crowd was in the trapezoidal staircase. The child was in the front. Then there was the hospital ward where John's first child was born. The trapezoidal space seemed to be the cycle of life.

      2. The same thing about life and death is also related to the crowd. When John's father died, the crowd gathered at the stairs of the house and kept a...

    • By Adolphus 2022-12-04 05:08:05

      From Identity to Opposition——The Process of Personality Loss from the Viewpoint of Audience Psychology

      Since the eighteenth century, the evolution of technology has brought many things: it has transformed "traditional society" into "mass society", which is accompanied by the process of industrialization, urbanization and modernization (Lowery & DeFleur, 2009). At that time, new forms of social organization such as bureaucracy, new management models such as the corporate system, and the factory system challenged the humanist idea since the Renaissance that human beings are...

    • By Deja 2022-11-29 15:27:22

      the masses

      What is a little declaration of independence?

      Explaining the timeline to the audience through the collapse of the cardboard like a domino, a very good camera language in the silent film era

      In a telephoto lens, little Johnny came up from the crowd, and when he learned that his father was bad, he gave a close-up shot. It was a good shot.

      The combination of the psychedelic city reflection in the mirror and the perfect multiple exposures, coupled with the footage that...

    • By Calista 2022-10-30 03:59:31

      The movie the crowd should be watched by every working middle class

      Scene 1: In 1900, the Sims kid was born on Independence Day, and Dad thought his son would be known to the world.

      Highlights of the pull tab: Dad's excited expression standing in front of the mirror, in which the doctors and nurses are busy. Saying "I'll give him every chance"

      Time lapse transitions with push to dominoes

    • By Jaunita 2022-10-07 19:48:16

      those sad young people

      At the beginning of "Those Sad Young People", Fitzgerald wrote: "Start with a person, and you will find, before you know it, that you have made a model; start with a model, and you will Found out that you're making--none of the characters. That's because we're all eccentric people, behind our voices and looks, more eccentric than we want anyone to know, or more than The extent to which we know ourselves. Whenever I hear a man claim to be an "ordinary, honest, and outspoken person," I...

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    • By General 2023-01-20 08:05:54

      The realism in the performance advocated by the director (the limitations of silent films, the heroine is still a bit exaggerated) and the ending drowned in the crowd is like wrapping the tragedy in candy wrappers. The stairwell at the beginning, the towering building, the work scene and the theater at the end, the camera angle is the key point from beginning to end. I really don’t like the old Hollywood plot in the...

    • By Melody 2023-01-13 06:13:16

      Although there are some running accounts and the emotions are chicken soup, it is quite rare in the 1920s to pay such a heavy attention to the movie. Chaplin's kind of point-to-face, great joy and great sorrow, the emotion of this film is integrated into every detail of life. What's more, there is a very interesting theme. The impact of the American Dream on individuals, whether it is enthusiasm, arrogance, irritability, and perseverance, is closely related to the environment. This part of the...

    • By Braulio 2023-01-11 23:03:41

      9.0/10. ①The male protagonist, who has been pretentious since he was a teenager, gradually realizes and accepts his mediocrity after experiencing various setbacks. ②Some compositions have a German expressionist charm, like the deep diagonal composition of the domino card transition at the beginning, and the stair composition of the young male protagonist walking up the stairs to face his father's death (extended lines at both ends; wide foreground and narrow background There are no people in...

    • By Fernando 2023-01-04 15:51:32

      There are always a few people standing at the top, most of them are members of the crowd, so it is very important to have the comfort of love life. In addition, knowing your strengths and finding a job that suits you is also the key, rather than just following what others...

    • By Shanna 2022-12-20 22:16:18

      This is actually a very good ending, not a mechanical pandering to a big reunion, it's just the ordinary faces of all living beings and the life that lives under them - life is not a textbook for righteous words, but life often makes us become...

    Movie plot

    Born on July 4, 1900, John Sims had a future full of unlimited potential. When John was twelve years old, when he was sitting with his friends and discussing what to do when he grew up, little John said that he must be a big man in the future. On that day, his father died. A few years later, little John had grown into a twenty-one-year-old man, and he left the small town where he had lived for many years to come to New York with great...
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    Evaluation action

    In the first half of the twentieth century, MGM was known for producing high-concept movies starring top stars, but in The Crowd, none of those elements were seen. Talented director Kim Vidor did not use the big-name actors with box-office appeal, but let his wife, Polderman, and a man from the crowd, James Mulvey, play the film's hero and heroine. Several other important characters in the film were also found in the same way. This...
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    Movie quotes

    • Party Girl at Bert's Place: Oh, Gee, Baby! How did the angels ever let you leave Heaven?

    • Party Girl at Bert's Place: Gee, but you're a great, big, good lookin' some-account man!

    • Mary: You'd try the patience of a Saint!

      John: You're no soothing syrup yourself!