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While occupying the idealistic part of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, Borzage's films are among the finest examples of pre-Code Hollywood cinema, addressing topics like crime, prostitution or racism, and portraying the lovers' relationship as openly erotic. However, he endured well both the UsefulNotes/RiseOfTheTalkies and the introduction of UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode, proceeding to make movies until his death.

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While occupying the idealistic part of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, Borzage's films are among the finest examples of pre-Code Hollywood cinema, addressing topics like crime, prostitution or prostitution, and racism, and portraying the lovers' relationship as openly erotic. However, he endured well both the UsefulNotes/RiseOfTheTalkies and the introduction of UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode, proceeding to make movies until his death.


While occupying the idealistic part of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, Borzage's films are among the finest examples of the pre-Code era, addressing topics like crime, prostitution or racism, and portraying the lovers' relationship as openly erotic. However, he endured well both the UsefulNotes/RiseOfTheTalkies and the introduction of UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode, proceeding to make movies until his death.

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While occupying the idealistic part of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, Borzage's films are among the finest examples of the pre-Code era, Hollywood cinema, addressing topics like crime, prostitution or racism, and portraying the lovers' relationship as openly erotic. However, he endured well both the UsefulNotes/RiseOfTheTalkies and the introduction of UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode, proceeding to make movies until his death.


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Frank Borzage (April 23, 1894 June 19, 1962) was an American film director, best remembered for his classic films made during UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfHollywood. Recognized as a master of mise-en-scene, he developed a highly expressive visual style, utilizing everything the contemporary technology had to offer lighting, montage, composition to make every frame rise an emotion in the audience.

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Frank Borzage (April 23, 1894 June 19, 1962) was an American film director, best remembered for his classic films made during UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfHollywood.UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfHollywood and UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra. Recognized as a master of mise-en-scene, he developed a highly expressive visual style, utilizing everything the contemporary technology had to offer lighting, montage, composition to make every frame rise an emotion in the audience.



While occupying the idealistic part of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, Borzage's films are among the finest examples of UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra, addressing topics like crime, prostitution or racism, and portraying the lovers' relationship as openly erotic. However, he endured well both the UsefulNotes/RiseOfTheTalkies and the introduction of UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode, proceeding to make movies until his death.

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While occupying the idealistic part of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, Borzage's films are among the finest examples of UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra, the pre-Code era, addressing topics like crime, prostitution or racism, and portraying the lovers' relationship as openly erotic. However, he endured well both the UsefulNotes/RiseOfTheTalkies and the introduction of UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode, proceeding to make movies until his death.


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While occupying the idealistic part of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, Borzage's films are among the finest examples of UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra, addressing topics like crime, prostitution or racism, and portraying the lovers' relationship as openly erotic. However, he endured well both the RiseOfTheTalkies and the introduction of UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode, proceeding to make movies until his death.

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While occupying the idealistic part of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, Borzage's films are among the finest examples of UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra, addressing topics like crime, prostitution or racism, and portraying the lovers' relationship as openly erotic. However, he endured well both the RiseOfTheTalkies UsefulNotes/RiseOfTheTalkies and the introduction of UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode, proceeding to make movies until his death.


Frank Borzage (April 23, 1894 June 19, 1962) was an American film director, best remembered for his classic films made during UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfHollywood. Recognized as a master of mise-en-scene, he developed a highly expressive visual style, utilizing everything the contemporary technology had to offer - lighting, montage, composition - to make every frame rise an emotion in the audience.

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Frank Borzage (April 23, 1894 June 19, 1962) was an American film director, best remembered for his classic films made during UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfHollywood. Recognized as a master of mise-en-scene, he developed a highly expressive visual style, utilizing everything the contemporary technology had to offer - lighting, montage, composition - to make every frame rise an emotion in the audience.


Appears briefly as a HistoricalDomainCharacter in Horace [=McCoy=]'s novel ''Literature/TheyShootHorsesDontThey''

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Appears briefly as a HistoricalDomainCharacter in Horace [=McCoy=]'s 1935 novel ''Literature/TheyShootHorsesDontThey''


Appears briefly as a HistoricalDomainCharacter in Horace [=McCoy=]'s novel ''Literature/TheyShootHorsesDontThey''.

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Appears briefly as a HistoricalDomainCharacter in Horace [=McCoy=]'s novel ''Literature/TheyShootHorsesDontThey''.
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Appears briefly as a HistoricalDomainCharacter in Horace [=McCoy=]'s novel ''Literature/TheyShootHorsesDontThey''.


While occupying the idealistic part of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, Borzage's films are among the finest examples of ThePreCodeEra, addressing topics like crime, prostitution or racism, and portraying the lovers' relationship as openly erotic. However, he endured well both the RiseOfTheTalkies and the introduction of UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode, proceeding to make movies until his death.

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While occupying the idealistic part of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, Borzage's films are among the finest examples of ThePreCodeEra, UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra, addressing topics like crime, prostitution or racism, and portraying the lovers' relationship as openly erotic. However, he endured well both the RiseOfTheTalkies and the introduction of UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode, proceeding to make movies until his death.



* ''Literature/AFarewellToArms'' (1932)

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* ''Literature/AFarewellToArms'' ''Film/AFarewellToArms'' (1932)

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* ''Film/{{Secrets|1933}}'' (1933)

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* ''Film/{{Desire|1936}}'' (1936)

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* ''Film/StrangeCargo'' (1940)

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* ''Film/MansCastle'' (1933)

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