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I'm a big fan of LILLIAN GISH. She was an acting original and one of our greatest film stars, as well as a tireless champion of silent movies and their restoration (and she hailed from my home state of Ohio). My late cousin, a silent film collector and film historian, actually met her in the 1970s. I consider it a minor sin that her and her sister Dorothy's names were removed last spring from that theatre at Bowling Green State University. Anyway, I just learned that Gish wrote and directed a silent that was released almost 100 years ago: Remodeling Her Husband, starring Dorothy. The film, like so many other silents, is considered "lost." It's a film that is also notable for the involvement of writer Dorothy Parker, who provided intertitles (whatever they are). Wikipedia calls it "nearly an all-woman produced movie with the exception of the cameraman." I could be wrong, but this movie might be the first ever that was directed by a woman. Here's a link to a short, lukewarm review from Variety magazine on December 31, 1919: https://variety.com/1919/film/reviews/remodeling-her-husband-1200409323/
This Victor Sjostrom film staring Lillian Gish and Lars Hanson is unique. With a plot that draws you in and several marvelously filmed scenes that are pure art, The Wind (1928) is very enjoyable. Lillian was wonderful as usual, I thought the setting and perspective was very neat; I really loved how it can be discussed so much and enjoyed reading different interpretations of the film. I liked it very much, but there was one thing that bothered me. The ending. If you haven't seen it yet, I'm about to give away the ending, so you might not want to read the rest. The happy ending seemed so abrupt, I wish there had been a gentler transition between Lillian hating her husband and loving him; it couldn't seem genuine because I didn't understand why she was suddenly so in love with him. Even if they wanted a happy ending, I would've liked it better if when he mentioned the money to send her back at the very end, instead of gushing about how she didn't want to leave because she loved him, if she told him she would like to stay because she was beginning to love him and wanted to give it a chance. But that's only my opinion, I've heard some people say that they liked the ending and thought it went nicely with the movie. What do you think about the ending?
Hello everyone. ClassicMovieRankings hasn't been TCM forums in a few days, but I wanted to let people know who are fans of Lillian Gish that he completed her page: http://www.ultimatemovierankings.com/lillian-gish-movies/comment-page-1/#comment-17319 It is his quest to do all 50 AFI legends. He now has only Mary Pickford and Buster Keaton to complete this 5 year goal. He would love to publish a book on all 50 of them depending upon costs. My favourite Lillian Gish movie is The Night of the Hunter. I've seen some movies from her early career, and some of her television appearances. Lillian Gish lovers will enjoy this page.