Watch: Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Through the Ages
Summer seems to be on hiatus in my backyard this Saturday. If the same is true where you live, then maybe it’s the perfect time to drag your laptop over to the cozy, comfy bed and settle in for a watch of D.W. Griffith’s epic Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Through the Ages.
I have some mixed feelings about this one. Each one of the four stories are fine, in and of themselves, but the way the story unfolds is confusing and undermines the power of any of one of them. Also, this has to be the worse misuse of the talents of Lillian Gish ever committed to film.
All that said, Intolerance is a must see for silent film fans. It’s also a must-see-again, I think. The cast list is a who’s who’s of the era and the time hopping editing is also kinda groundbreaking. So get comfortable and settle in for 2:56:27.