Oct. 20th, 2017 11:26 pm
Another real classic: A Page Of Madness is unique in that it's one of very few Japanese silent movies to survive. It's also creepy as fuck. Between the nightmarish imagery, the complete lack of intertitles, and large bits of it supposedly missing, I'm not exactly sure what's going on, but then neither is anyone else, apparently. It's set in a mental institution, drifting in and out of the delusions and memories of the patients while apparently telling the story of a family where the father is the custodian of the place and the mother is an inmate. It's got scenery straight out of German expressionism and insane, jittery jump cuts to rival The Man With A Movie Camera. I have no idea what's going on, but 91 years on, it's still... well, creepy as fuck.