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The Wind is one of the finest examples of the power and beauty of silent cinema. It’s the the story of Letty, a city girl having to adapt to a harsh life in the desert. Lillian Gish gives the best performance of her career, showing her physical and emotional vulnerability in the face of adverse conditions. Victor Seastrom creates the wind as a character in its own right, symbolic of an aspect of Lettie’s personality which she has to embrace in order to overcome her intrinsic fear of nature and, essentially, of life.