This was a film that I had to watch for a summer class that I'm taking on American history in film. I'll admit, I don't watch many silent films and if I do it's usually for a class. I honestly expected to be a little bored by this film, but I stayed engaged throughout. There were several elements of this film that I found very interesting. The element that stuck with me most was just how much information the film was getting across through sparse title cards and the impressive acting. There was one scene in particular wherein, after it was done, I realized that I could almost hear the dialogue in my head. The characters, motivations, and dynamics had been so well established that I pretty much knew exactly what was being said without actually having to hear it. I strive to accomplish something like that with my own writing someday.