Thoughts on “Wings”

Many people assume that early films were primitive, dull, turgid relics.  If they ever sat down and watched Wings, they’d realize that this is like saying Da Vinci’s paintings were “something a two-year-old could slap together.”

If you have even the slightest inkling of an interest in WWI or early aviation then you must, must, must see this film.  If you are impressed by great human achievements in general (on the order of “extreme danger and hard work in service of art”) then you are wasting precious time by not seeing this film.

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