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Howard Norris, a fortune-spoiled young man, spends his time with a party of reckless youths who are attracted by his freedom with his money, and hence do their best to keep him entertained according to their own standard. Drinking and auto speeding forms the principal occupation of those who have nothing but money and time at their disposition. On one of their auto rides Norris meets a pretty simple country girl, who is artlessness personified. She sits on the porch of her humble home endeavoring to arrange her raven tresses as she sees pictured before her in the fashion paper. The old father sits by admiring her who is all in all to him. Norris alights and asks for a drink of water, and the girl's simplicity induces his dangerous attentions. A second visit is made, and he prevails upon the girl to meet him clandestinely. To this she accedes, and with the aid of his companions, the young man plans a deception, one of his associates volunteering to play the part of the minister. The ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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The Close-Up
23 December 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

One of the things that D.W. Griffith wanted to emphasize in this film was the close-up. Instead of having an air bubble or a title card to express the inner feelings of the characters, Griffith wanted the audience to see the inner life of the characters through the close-up.


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