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Javier Hernández

Presentation of The Crowd (1928), in "The transition from silent film to the talkies" cycle

12/14/2012

Javier Hernández stresses the film’s importance, both from an aesthetic and thematic point of view, and considers it an example of the maturity silent film had reached. For Javier Hernández, the film represents an innovation in subject matter, as it narrates the everyday life of an antihero, a loser of the American dream, as well as being a critique of both North-American capitalism and the crowded urban space, mythologized in so many other films of the period.

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