login | register
0 film ratings
PSI
?
Probable Score
?
Borderline
Stream it now
We weren't able to find any streaming offers for Borderline
Borderline
Borderline

Borderline

1930
Drama
1h 3m
Borderline, the sole feature of British film theorist Kenneth Macpherson, boldly blends Eisensteinian montage and domestic melodrama, and features Paul Robeson and his wife, Eslanda, as lovers caught up in a tangled web of interracial affairs. (The Criterion Collection) -- Modern jazz score composed by recording artist Courtney Pine C.B.E
Stream it now
We weren't able to find any streaming offers for Borderline
Probable score
?
PSI Calculation

Ratings & Reviews

Sort by
Sort By
Rated
80th
5
Masterfully composed in editing, score, & cinematography. I can't say the narrative had much of an impact, though.
Rated
99th
85
Read nonalaurie's user comment on IMDb. This was amazing. Attemptively (note: that wasn't even a word) described as surrealist silent film that uses the clatter-montage technique, set to eclectic, avant-garde, retrospective jazz; consciously used to penetrate the psyche.
Rated
44th
60
[MMWTM3K#08] I appreciate it, but can't say I love it. Cinematography and editing is quite mature and doesn't feel as archaic as in many other films from that time. On the other hand I can't say I care about the plot - it's just a romance story (that doesn't even make much sense in the end) and a silent one at that.
Rated
44th
75
Robeson is a powerful presence in this so-so early race film which boasts some fine editing, some sloppy cinematography, and a great new jazz score.
Rated
89th
60
A cool mood piece. The feeling and atmosphere is more what you'll find in French silent cinema. Fairly straight forward story. A white man is allegedly caught having a relationship with a black girl and his wife uses it for all it's worth manipulating his emotions for revenge. Which results in the real tragedy. The film is probable most known for featuring Paul Robeson and his wife. Honestly he doesn't have all that much. It's unknowns Gavin Arthur & Hilda Doolittle who has the lead roles.
Avg Percentile 57.34% from 43 total ratings
Detailed
|
Compact

Collections

23 Collections including 15 Collaborative and 8 Public

Similar Titles

Loading ...

Statistics

Loading ...

Update History

Submitted bypaulofilmopaulofilmo on 15 Oct 2008
Poster supplied bykgbKGB
Last modified by:paulofilmopaulofilmo on 09 Feb 2009