The Silent Treatment: Louise Brooks in Diary of a Lost Girl

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Diary of a Lost Girl (1929).

Enjoy the cinematic experience Cinefamily was originally intended for—back when it was the Silent Movie Theatre—by beholding iconic silent film actress Louise Brooks in Diary of a Lost Girl. The 1929 film covers rape and prostitution with a pre-Code explicitness that is still surprising, and its stunning bobbed star effortlessly steals every scene with her signature understated acting. In short, fans of Brooks and German expressionism should climb mountains and ford streams, if necessary, to see this silent classic.

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