Naked Hands (1918)
March 27, 2007 § Leave a comment
A 5 reeler originally, it was reissued as a 2-reeler as Broncho Billy Anderson was attempting a comeback in 1918. It is tight, quick, and interestingly rough. The characters move in all directions in the frame, but whenever you’re given depth of field you can bet your six-gun that they’re going to be moving from background to foreground at some point. There’s a heck of a fight scene with Billy bleeding from a nasty cut to the head and not a vase safe in the house. It’s packed, to say the least.
But I don’t need to tell you. You can see the whole shot list for the film here, with some comments (in French!), courtesy of yours truly.