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The Sinking of the Lusitania1918

  • 3.9
One of the greatest animated films ever made. A profoundly moving masterpiece of propaganda, comprised of dark and powerful imagery that is ahead of its time and has rarely been surpassed.

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An astounding piece of early propaganda. Very powerful, although the early silent era trait of "let's talk about the animator for 2 minutes" is still around.

"AND THEY TELL US NOT TO HATE THE HUN!"

Wow.

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An astounding piece of early propaganda. Very powerful, although the early silent era trait of "let's talk about the animator for 2 minutes" is still around.

"AND THEY TELL US NOT TO HATE THE HUN!"

Wow.

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Cast aside the World War I rhetoric and behold the kinetic wonder of this pioneering effort in animation. The great Winsor McCay crafts a nightmare in black ink. There is an amazing primitive aura to the animation, yet the images seen here have an incredibly advanced state of flow and motion. Eerie and epic, all at once!

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So thrilled to find all these McCay films on Fandor! This one is his crowning achievement.

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Ancient history, but entertaining, and someone cared enough to make it at a time before newsreels.

Learning to hate the Hun is the beginning of wisdom --but there is a Hun in all of us.

Visceral and compelling.

Both pictures were super