Friday, October 17, 2014

The Phantom Carriage (1921)
The Phantom Carriage (1921) Poster

***** out of 5

Victor Sjostrom directs & stars in this silent supernatural drama that influenced such diverse artists as Charlie Chaplin and Ingmar Bergman (who later directed Sjostrom in his masterful early film Wild Strawberries). There's even a scene that is prescient of the bathroom scene in the Shining, where Sjostrom's character uses an axe on a door while trying to get at his wife and children.

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