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Nanook of the North (1922)

“But Nanook of the North . . . is real on the screen. Its people, as they appear to the spectator, are not acting, but living.”

What Do Men Want? (1921)

“What Do Men Want? is such a sermon in celluloid. It would have you believe that it is a genuine psychological drama, while it serenely ignores most of the real facts of life that would shake the pat answer it offers to the question it raises.”

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

“The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari represents to me something very real and terrible . . . that fear of things having no reason and loving evil instinctively.”

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