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Civilization Thomas Inces Civilization was very dramatic and easy to follow Although its a silent film you are able to do your own narration Throughout the movie quotes pop up to give you a better understanding of the scene thats occurring some just normal subtitles and thers somewhat pacifistic Theres only so much you can follow with the movements and actions of the characters So having the main ideas of a conversation help you follow scenes more accurately Thomas Ince depicts that civilizations madness of war This is shown through the womens and familys role You see the mothers of men crying and yearning for their men not to be drafted One woman said You can not take him he belongs to me and the officer replied No he belongs to his country The women were the force for peace as they marched to the king asking him stop war The men and military assumed that they were the one who sustained the expanding domestic homes Family was apart of society and that civilization that if the woman werent around and didnt play a major role the family wouldnt be kept together The dramatic scenes of war I think help communicate to the viewers how gruesome war really is Ince doesnt portray war as easy or harmless but shows bodies lying on top of bodies and the aftermath of these events Broken hearted families and innocent people dying one after another Thomas Ince even though he claims he is not a pacifist has created a successful anti-war film He has the visions of Christ and preaches peace and shows Count Ferdinand and the king consequences and the horror in it all This film I think was very influential to the viewers because Ince hits on all the main factors Horrifying visuals side effects and he piles on extreme situations after another Several explosions of smoke that begging for their lives and for a
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