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King Vidor
Director, Bird of Paradise (1932)
Off on the wrong foot, Vidor seemingly could do nothing right. The cast is incompetent and would be in any production. The photography makes some of the picture seem like an ancient Cecil B. De Mille print that had gone through a fire, and the music evidently is furnished by two worn phonograph records made by the Six Hawaiian Guitar Kings. The film also is intolerably long. I would not have mentioned Bird of Paradise at all, in fact, except that King Vidor was once the most promising director in Hollywood.
(Pare Lorentz, Vanity Fair, 1932)
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