Gösta Berlings Saga is a book written in 1891 by Selma Lagerlöf (Nobel Prize 1909) about the story of a defrocked priest in the Värmland (Sweden) of the 1820-years.
I read it for the first time some years ago, and I was delighted when it happened that we studied it at the university. It was something good because that story is really hard to understand if you read it only once, and it's anyways impossible to summarize, because of both the large number of characters and stories.
A silent movie was done in 1924 about the legend of Gösta Berling directed by Maurits Stiller. The leading parts are played by Lars Hanson and Greta Garbo.
As someone who dislike watching movies, I have a different feeling about silent movies.
Even if its duration is longer than three hours, the great music, the beautiful costumes and theatrical make-up make it very nice to watch.
The scene of the ride.
The author of Gösta Berling's saga, Selma Lagerlöf, didn't like a lot the movie, because of all the changes in the story and characters. For someone who has read the book, the script is very disconcerting.
For example, the ride scene happens in the first part of the book, with a young lady called Anna Stiernhök who completely disappear in the movie. There she is replaced by Elisabeth Dohna (Greta Garbo) and we can see it at the end of the movie.
Anyways, it's still a pleasant scene ♥
Love scene ride on YouTube