Archives For August 7, 2011

And so my journey through some of the work of Frank Borzage has come to an end, at least for this marathon. It’s been fun. Moonrise is a chronological jump ahead for me. The most recent Borzage film I watched was Three Comrades, which came out in 1938. Moonrise is ten years younger, and in many ways it’s a completely different film from the previous four, but it also has all the Borzage hallmarks that I’ve come to love. Moonrise tells an emotional story about a man very much lost in life. The acting is mostly great. And the film is beautifully shot to boot. In fact, the opening shot of Moonrise might be one of the best opening shots I’ve ever seen. Click to read more