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A CORNER IN  WHEAT/ FOOD FILMS/ FILM MAIN
Dir: D.W. Griffith/ B&W/  Biograph Co/ USA/ 1909
Despite the crescendo of custard-pies and orange-peel, films and film-going in the 1920s were not all about conspicuous waste of food. An important theme that links both American and Russian cinema in this decade is the exact opposite: hunger. As early as 1909, D.W. Griffith had pioneered the use of parallel editing in a terse moral parable, A CORNER IN WHEAT, which shows a grain speculator who has driven up the cost of bread suffocated by his own wheat.
Cesar Pavese  
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