This time we have had to compete with television. Channel 4 recently presented The Wind as its own tribute to Lillian Gish. As a direct result, we presume, our bookings have slumped dramatically.
But while television can convey some of the impact of a silent film, it cannot reproduce the astonishing experience of a film like this, in a theatre with a live orchestra, the Carl Davis score filling the place like a tornado. We wish more people would take the risk and find out what cinema means.