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Monday, August 29, 2011

Hell's Angels by Howard Hughs

Howard Hughs' film "Hell's Angels" is a World War One film written in 1930.

For a 1930's film, I found it very innovative and daring for its time.  

The film is shot in mostly black and white but also features a few color scenes that were considered revolutionary in it's day. 

The film is daring for 1930. Sexually suggestive scenes, the horrors of war, the futility of death, infidelity and some incredible aerial scenes that feel so real, and in some cases, are very real.

The acting is a bit over dramatic and forced at times but that seemed to be fairly common of the era.

The film is a cinematic masterpiece. Watch it sometime, especially if you enjoy the black and white classics.

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