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The Blot

1921

The Blot Poster
  • Weber films this pain-seared drama with a meticulous eye for the telling detail—worn-out shoes, torn carpet, tatty furniture—and for the nuances of social observation and concealments on which pride and shame depend. As the drama builds to frenzied heights, Weber brings it to a shatteringly rapid conclusion.

  • This is an astonishingly gentle film, a domestic drama that never leans on the emotional urgency or moral tribulation that we would recognize as melodrama. Every plot synopsis I've read overstates the centrality of THE BLOT's romantic rivalries, which are handled in the most chivalrous and incidental manner imaginable.