Some say that "Intolerance" is not a good title, since,they say,not all four of the stories in the movie demonstrate it. I think they're wrong. It's VERY obvious that intolerance is what killed both the Huegenots and Christ. But if not for the intolerant busybodies in the "reformer" organization in the"Modern" story, the factory would still have all its workers,none would have been shot,AND nobody would have had to move to the slums in the next city. Also, it seems obvious that the high priest of Bel let his intolerance for worship of Ishtar lead him to actually be a traitor to his king and leave the inpenetrable gate to the city wide open to its mortal enemies.
Beyond that, it is a TERRIFIC movie. The four stories are told by moving from one to the next all through the film, all reaching their climax at about the same time. The costumes and sets, especially for the Babylonian and French stories, are elaborate and very well done,and the "Modern" story has a surprise ending after some plot twists. There are some very funny and touching scenes in the movie. The image quality is fair to very good,for in places, for a few seconds,black dots go up the screen,probably from the nitrate film itseld decomposing.
The theater organ score makes you feel like you were sitting in a theater,watching it for the first time. If you like it as much as I did,you will watch it again and again. It's longish,but VERY well paced and well acted.
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