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The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra (1928)

 -  Short | Drama  -  17 June 1928 (USA)
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This short experimental film tells the story of a man who comes to Hollywood to become a star, only to fail and be dehumanized (he is identified by the number 9314 written on his forehead),... See full summary »

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This short experimental film tells the story of a man who comes to Hollywood to become a star, only to fail and be dehumanized (he is identified by the number 9314 written on his forehead), after which he dies and goes on to Heaven where the number is removed. Written by George Schneiderman

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Very Inventive And Unique.
19 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Life And Death Of 9413, A Hollywood Extra is a very inventive and unique short film made during the silent film era. I don't really know what possessed me to take the few minutes to watch this, but I enjoyed it anyway. This may not have much of a plot, but it is so likable that I have to review it. This is very witty, clever, and just plain memorable. Who was it who authorized the making of this? I would certainly loved to have met that person, because I would thank him for amusing me with this inventive and unique silent short film.

As for this getting selected for preservation in The National Film Registry, I am not surprised at all, because this is a very rarely seen short film from the silent film era that deserves to be preserved. The registry should preserve all of the old classics before they are gone for good. But anyway, I am glad that I took the time to watch this, because like I said earlier, this is a very inventive, unique, and not to mention, a witty silent short film. I liked this a lot, I really and truly did, I don't know why, but I just did.

Considering that this is a rarely scene short film, it truly is something great. You should go onto the internet to watch this at one point to watch this, because you will enjoy it. The Life And Death of 9413, A Hollywood Extra is an ingenious rarely scene short film that for some reason is part of film history. If you haven't seen this already, then you have got to see it, you will really be amused by it. Well watch this and enjoy it, because you truly will enjoy it.

10/10


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