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The Sky Pilot (1921)

The sky pilot is a preacher who helps Gwen walk again after a near-fatal accident.

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The Sky Pilot
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The sky pilot is a preacher who helps Gwen walk again after a near-fatal accident.

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King Vidor's Transitional Film

When this German Count cosily prepared himself in the darkness of the Schloss private cinema to watch "The Sky Pilot", a film directed by Herr King Vidor, he thought that it was a film about Zeppelins or the adventures of the Red Baron. But nothing of that sort happens in the film; in Amerika, a very strange place, the inhabitants mean "preacher" when they talk about heavenly pilots.

On the contrary, the film depicts and shows more bizarre characteristics of that far away land when the main character of the film, a preacher, arrives at a small town, crowded with heathens who still don't hesitate to transform the saloon into a church. But it causes a tremendous fuss when he spreads God's word with fists…so, that's the Amerikan interpretation of trust in God but keep your powder dry??...

After such a shocking and strange religious practice and due that a minister of God must not behave in this way, he is expelled from town. Afterwards he and his rival, the one who "discussed" with him the sermon in the saloon, reconcile. As part of the peace, the preacher is offered a job in the ranch as a foreman. So now on the preacher has to deal with cows and other beasts, so… that's the Amerikan interpretation of the God's herds??...

Fortunately there are some similarities between Amerika and Europe depicted in the film because we can see an evil, treacherous Duke. So it seems that the aristocracy had common features in the two sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

"The Sky Pilot" it is a film that belongs to the transitional period of Herr King Vidor's career, a very important film director who will direct beautiful and moving masterpieces that will astonish future longhaired generations.

And now, if you'll allow me, I must temporarily take my leave because this German Count has an appointment with Herr Manfred von Richthofen, a genuine sky pilot.

Herr Graf Ferdinand Von Galitzien http://ferdinandvongalitzien.blogspot.com/


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