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Film: Three Ages
Through every age there is the faithful worshipper at Beauty's shrine.

If you let your mind wander back through History you will find that the only thing that has not changed since the world began is LOVE. Love is the unchanging axis on which the world revolves.
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For his first feature film, Buster Keaton made an Affectionate Parody of D W Griffith's Intolerance, in which a Love Triangle plays out in prehistoric times, during the Roman Empire, and in 1920s America. (The idea was that if the feature-length version flopped, it could be re-edited into three separate shorts.) The film was almost lost to posterity, because by the 1950s the negative was badly damaged. It was eventually salvaged, but some shots are still heavily obscured.

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Steamboat Bill, Jr.Films of the 1920sThe Kid

alternative title(s): Three Ages
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