2018 Movie of the week- Jan 1-7
As part of Film School Drop Outs' 2018 weekly challenge, Only Film Geeks is dedicated to watching, and writing about, a variety of films intended to explore the lesser known history of film. The full list of chosen films (and the categories they're chosen from) can be seen here.
Week 1: The Unchanging Sea (1910)
One of 87, 87!, short films that D.W. Griffith made in 1910, The Unchanging Sea tells the story of a husband lost at sea and the wife who waits for him. Shot 4 years before WWI would break out, this small silent film perfectly captures the pain of those who are left behind.
The movie has a 13-minute runtime and uses only a handful of static shots, but it is timelessly poetic and profound. If you're an aspiring filmmaker, see what can be done with next to nothing. This is a must watch.