History Film / BrokenBlossoms

13th Jul '16 6:55:35 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler:Burrows beats Lucy to death]].
8th May '15 10:21:27 AM MarkLungo
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''Broken Blossoms or the Yellow Man and the Girl'' is a 1919 film directed by Creator/DWGriffith and starring Creator/LillianGish, a tale of love between a Chinese man and an English girl, and very different from the far better-known ''Film/TheBirthOfANation''.

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''Broken Blossoms or the Yellow Man and the Girl'' is a 1919 film directed by Creator/DWGriffith and starring Creator/LillianGish, a tale of love between a Chinese man and an English girl, and very different from the far better-known ''Film/TheBirthOfANation''.
''Film/TheBirthOfANation''. It's also notable as the first film released by Creator/UnitedArtists.



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5th Feb '15 9:28:03 AM Quag15
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* {{Buddhism}}

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* {{Buddhism}}{{Buddhism}}: Chen tries to show the good ideas of his religion to other Westerners at the beginning of the movie. He fails, however, due to them being complete jerks.
25th Nov '14 1:13:19 PM Aquila89
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* FingerForcedSmile: When Lucy is ordered to smile by her father, she pushes up the corners of her mouth with her fingers. Her life is so miserable that she never had a reason to smile for real.



* TheUnSmile: When Lucy is ordered to smile by her father, she pushes up the corners of her mouth with her fingers. Her life is so miserable that she never had a reason to smile for real.
18th Sep '14 2:10:19 AM Aquila89
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''Broken Blossoms or the Yellow Man and the Girl'' is a 1919 film directed by [[Creator/DWGriffith D.W. Griffith]] and starring Creator/LillianGish, a tale of love between a Chinese man and an English girl, and very different from the far better-known ''Film/TheBirthOfANation''.

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''Broken Blossoms or the Yellow Man and the Girl'' is a 1919 film directed by [[Creator/DWGriffith D.W. Griffith]] Creator/DWGriffith and starring Creator/LillianGish, a tale of love between a Chinese man and an English girl, and very different from the far better-known ''Film/TheBirthOfANation''.
18th Sep '14 2:09:53 AM Aquila89
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''Broken Blossoms or the Yellow Man and the Girl'' is a 1919 film directed by [[Creator/DWGriffith D.W. Griffith]] and starring Creator/LillianGish, a tale of love between a Chinese man and an English girl, and very different from the far better-known ''TheBirthOfANation''.

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''Broken Blossoms or the Yellow Man and the Girl'' is a 1919 film directed by [[Creator/DWGriffith D.W. Griffith]] and starring Creator/LillianGish, a tale of love between a Chinese man and an English girl, and very different from the far better-known ''TheBirthOfANation''.
''Film/TheBirthOfANation''.
17th Sep '14 1:44:28 PM EarlOfSandvich
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''Broken Blossoms or the Yellow Man and the Girl'' is a 1919 film directed by [[Creator/DWGriffith D.W. Griffith]] and starring LillianGish, a tale of love between a Chinese man and an English girl, and very different from the far better-known ''TheBirthOfANation''.

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''Broken Blossoms or the Yellow Man and the Girl'' is a 1919 film directed by [[Creator/DWGriffith D.W. Griffith]] and starring LillianGish, Creator/LillianGish, a tale of love between a Chinese man and an English girl, and very different from the far better-known ''TheBirthOfANation''.



* DawsonCasting: 26-year-old LillianGish playing 15-year-old Lucy, [[OlderThanTheyLook though it works for her rather well]]. In the original short story, Lucy is 12, but Griffiths knew that only a child actor could pull off the role of a 12-year-old, and didn't want to traumatise a kid by making her act the part of the badly mistreated Lucy.

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* DawsonCasting: 26-year-old LillianGish Creator/LillianGish playing 15-year-old Lucy, [[OlderThanTheyLook though it works for her rather well]]. In the original short story, Lucy is 12, but Griffiths knew that only a child actor could pull off the role of a 12-year-old, and didn't want to traumatise a kid by making her act the part of the badly mistreated Lucy.
26th Feb '14 3:12:45 PM Quag15
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* BrokenSmile: Lucy forces herself to smile like this several times, including while dying.

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* BrokenSmile: Lucy forces herself to smile like this several times, including [[spoiler:including while dying. dying.]]
24th Feb '14 3:22:26 PM Quag15
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* AbusiveParents: Battling Burrows, who abuses Lucy both verbally and physically, and eventually [[OffingTheOffspring kills her]].
* ActualPacifist: Originally, Chen is one; he tries to stop two sailors from fighting, quoting TheGoldenRule.

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* AbusiveParents: Battling Burrows, who abuses Lucy both verbally and physically, and [[spoiler:and eventually [[OffingTheOffspring kills her]].
her]]]].
* ActualPacifist: Originally, Chen is one; he one. He tries to stop two sailors from fighting, quoting TheGoldenRule.



* BloodFromTheMouth: Lucy after her last, fatal beating at the hands of Battling Burrows.

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* BloodFromTheMouth: Lucy after [[spoiler:after her last, fatal beating at the hands of Battling Burrows.]]



* TheCavalry: Chen tries to be this, but arrives too late.

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* TheCavalry: Chen tries to be this, but [[spoiler:but arrives too late.]]



* DownerEnding: Chen fails to rescue Lucy from Battling Burrows, who beats her to death. Abandoning his pacifist beliefs, Chen shoots Burrows, then commits suicide.
* DrivenToSuicide: Chen at the end.

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* DownerEnding: Chen fails [[spoiler:fails to rescue Lucy from Battling Burrows, who beats her to death. Abandoning his pacifist beliefs, Chen shoots Burrows, then commits suicide.
suicide.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: Chen [[spoiler:Chen at the end.]]



* KillEmAll: The three main characters all die.

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* KillEmAll: The [[spoiler:The three main characters all die.]]
24th Feb '14 3:14:04 PM Quag15
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This film is in the public domain and can be viewed in its entirety at [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSVumy2gunA Youtube]] (there are also purple-colored, yellow-colored or sepia-colored versions there) and [[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1214415598017583235 Google Video]].

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This film is in the public domain and can be viewed in its entirety at [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSVumy2gunA Youtube]] (there are also purple-colored, yellow-colored or sepia-colored versions there) and or [[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1214415598017583235 Google Video]].
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