The Crowd

The Crowd ★★★★★

I've seen the final shot cited dozens of times before. But now, finally seeing it in context, it's leagues more cutting, brutal, and bile-spewing than I would have imagined. A gobsmackingly brilliant takedown of both Fordian capitalism and the idea of a genuine mass in modernity. In other words, Hollywood cinema. In other words, itself.

"We do not know how big the Crowd is, and what opposition it is ... until we get out of step with it."