Sunday, June 29, 2003

IL CINEMA RITROVATO, BOLOGNA, 28 JUNE - 5 JULY, 2003

Antti Alanen: Notes from Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna 2003

The Festival relocated into new venues at the or close to the Cineteca Bologna addresses. Cinema Arlecchino was perfect for CinemaScope, Lumière 1 at the new Cineteca Library building was the center for silents, and Lumière 2 for further special screenings.

Arranged for the 17th time by the Cineteca del Comune di Bologna, the Artistic Director was Peter von Bagh.

Like last year, there was a triple simultaneous programme, necessitating tough selections all the way through.

The CinemaScope 50th Anniversary was presented by experts. An alarming discovery was of vintage films there are hardly any good CinemaScope prints available, with their colour and the original 1:2,55 aspect ratio intact.

Bologna's project to present the great stars of the silent era proceeded to the magnificent Francesca Bertini.

The Ritrovati & Restaurati section included the early lost-and-found John Ford feature Bucking Broadway, as well as the restored Un chien andalou.

The Léonce Perret project launched last year continued with further beautiful films. These discoveries challenge to revaluate Perret's status in the history of the cinema.

The new "Dossiers" concept was successful: Dossier Murnau, Dossier Eisenstein, Dossier Sjöström, and Dossier Stiller presented by experts were an inspired way to present lost-and-found films and fragments by the masters.

Another successful innovation was the "a hundred years ago" concept. Presented by Tom Gunning in several screenings, many aspects of the cinema of the year 1903 were analyzed.

In the Chaplin Project, of the major films, A Dog's Life and The Circus were presented. The Chaplin Keystone project was launched to the public with selections of Chaplin's films from his first year of production, 1914. A film based on materials from The Finnish Film Archive, The Laughing Gas, was also screened at the Piazza Maggiore.

From the festivalgoer's viewpoint the main problem was again the excess of simultaneous good programming. For instance, I missed the Clarence Brown retrospective almost completely.

IL CINEMA PIU GRANDE DELLA VITA: 50 ANNI DI CINEMASCOPE

CINEMA BIGGER THAN LIFE: 50 YEARS OF CINEMASCOPE

JEAN-PIERRE VERSCHEURE: 50 ANNI DI SCHERMO PANORAMICO E DI STEREOFONIA / 50 YEARS OF WIDESCREEN AND STEREOPHONIC SOUND. Centre d’études et de recherches Cinévolution di Mons in Belgio. Bologna Arlecchino 1 July 2003. Proiezione di documenti d’epoca nei vari formati utilizzati dalle Majors americane nella storia del CinemaScope. Estratti e trailers dei seguenti film:

Quo Vadis? (US 1951) - academy 1,37:1 - Technicolor - optical sound mono

The Robe (US 1953) - anamorphic Henri Chrétien 2,55:1 - Eastmancolor - 4 track magnetic sound

Knights of the Round Table (US 1953) - anamorphic Bausch & Lomb 2,35:1 - Eastmancolor - optical sound mono

River of No Return (US 1954) - anamorphic Bausch & Lomb 2,35:1 - Technicolor - optical sound mono

The Command (US 1954) - anamorphic Simpson Optical C. Vistarama 2,55:1 - Eastmancolor - 4 track magnetic sound

A Star is Born (US 1954) - anamorphic Bausch & Lomb 2,55:1 - Technicolor - 4 track magnetic sound

Drum Beat (US 1954) - anamorphic Bausch & Lomb 2,55:1 - Eastmancolor - 4 track magnetic sound

The Naturama Process (US 1956) - anamorphic Cinepanoramic 2,35:1 - Eastmancolor - optical sound mono - [Barbara Stanwyck in Cattle Queen of Montana; Lisbon]

Slightly Scarlet (US 1956) - SuperScope 2:1 - Technicolor - optical sound mono

Funny Face (US 1956) - VistaVision 1,85:1 - Technicolor - optical sound mono

Carousel trailer (US 1956) - anamorphic Bausch & Lomb 55mm negative 2,55:1 - Eastmancolor - 4 track magnetic sound

20 000 Leagues Under the Sea trailer (US 1954) - anamorphic Bausch & Lomb 1,37:1 - Technicolor - optical sound mono

Wichita (US 1955) - anamorphic Bausch & Lomb 1,85:1 - Technicolor - optical sound mono

Knights of the Round Table (US 1953) - academy full frame 1,37:1 - Eastmancolor - Perspecta Sound

4-TRACK MAGNETIC STEREO AND CINEMASCOPE DEMONSTRATION FILM

4-Track Magnetic Stereo and CinemaScope Demonstration Film (US 1953) 72’. 20th Century Fox. Bologna Arlecchino 3 July 2003. Shawn Belston presenta un documento unico per la promozione del CinemaScope da parte della 20th Century Fox. Precious document of the moment of confidence in CinemaScope, with Darryl F. Zanuck himself as its spokesman. Extended clips from

Broken Lance,

Woman's World,

Untamed,

There's No Business Like Show Business,

Garden of Evil,

Pink Tights, and culminating in what Zanuck calls the most expensive production of Fox so far, his personally produced

The Egyptian, the first film entirely shot with the "new" lenses. "No man is alone" are the last words of the compilation. In it, many future projects are announced, some of which were not realized (Tigrero) or not like they were planned ("The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing with Marilyn Monroe"). Except for the start, the colour of the print was faded. ****

CINEMASCOPE CONFERENZA DI TORKELL SAETERVADET sulla storia del CinemaScope dalle sue origini. Bologna Arlecchino 4 July 2003.

L'Hypergonar (FR 1938) D: Henri Chrétien. 10’. Cinémathèque française 1999. Bologna Arlecchino 4 July 2003.

Nouveaux horizons (FR 1953) D: Marcel Ichac. 16’. CNC Bois d'Arcy AFF. Bologna Arlecchino 4 July 2003.

The CinemaScope Parade (US 1954). 20th Century Fox. Bologna Arlecchino 4 July 2003. Mostly a selection of the same material as in 4-Track Magnetic Stereo and CinemaScope Demonstration Film and three new items (+):

Untamed

Désirée (+)

The Racers

Black Widow (+)

Pink Tights

Carmen Jones (+)

The Robe / Näin hänen kuolevan (USA 1953), PC: 20th Century-Fox, D: Henry Koster. 135’. Cinémathèque Royale, Bruxelles. Bologna Cinema Arlecchino 28 June 2003. Special presentation of samples from vintage prints and a full restored print. Presented as a vintage print with magnetic four-channel stereophonic sound and the true original 1:2,55 CinemaScope format. I refreshed just the opening of the first sample, from Bruxelles (double French / Flemish subtitles), the colour was fading. I feel that we may have an equally good print in Helsinki (rare full CinemaScope and magnetic sound print). Presented by Jean-Pierre Verscheure (Cinévolution)

I Died a Thousand Times / Kuolin tuhat kertaa (US 1955) D: Stuart Heisler. Starring Jack Palance, Shelley Winters. 95’. NFTVA. Bologna Arlecchino 30 June 2003. The only vintage CinemaScope print with a four channel magnetic sound and an unfaded colour shown in the retrospective. A faithful update of High Sierra. ***

Lola Montès (FR/DE 1955) D: Max Ophuls. 116’. Version française. Films du Jeudi. Bologna Arlecchino 29 June 2003. Alla presenza del figlio del regista, Marcel Ophuls. I checked the opening. This is a valuable reminder of the second release version of the French version now that we can see the restored print of the original release German version. Although I'm not a fan of digital, the new restored print has the undeniable advantages of better colour, better definition of detail, the full scope frame. As for the language, both French and German are original languages. The advantage of the French version is Martine Carol in her native tongue. Marcel Ophuls spoke in his introduction about the society of spectacle, of the authors' rights contra the producer's rights, and reminded of Max's Italian predecessor La signora di tutti. ****

The Revolt of Mamie Stover / Houkutuslintu (US 1956) D: Raoul Walsh, starring Jane Russell. 92’. 20th Century Fox. Bologna Arlecchino 30 June 2003. Vital use of scope frame in a Honolulu tale from behind the front of the WWII. A Walshian satire of hypocrisy in the vein of Sadie Thompson (Gloria Swanson) and Klondike Annie (Mae West), Jane Russell is one of his sexually powerful women. These three are a kind of a Walsh trilogy of notorious women ousted from San Francisco. This time, it is really about the power of money. Walsh celebrates the exuberant life force of Mamie Stover, but money is the bitter refrain of this old song. ***

The Hustler / Suurkaupungin hait (US 1961) D: Robert Rossen. DP: Eugen Schuftan. Starring Paul Newman. 134’. Newly restored by 20th Century Fox. Bologna Piazza Maggiore 29 June 2003. I caught some scenes (Newman's thumb is broken, he is healed back by Piper Laurie). ****

CENTO ANNI FA: I FILM DEL 1903

THE FIRST GREAT YEAR OF THE CINEMA: 1903

Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003. Introdotto dalla storico americano Tom Gunning. ****

The First Great Year of the Cinema, 1903: Visual Pleasures. Conferenza di storico americano Tom Gunning. ♪ Antonio Coppola. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

Le Cake-Walk infernal (FR 1903) PC: Star Film, D: Georges Méliès. 16mm b&w. LoC. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

Happy Hooligan in Jail (US 1903) PC: AMBCo, D: G.W. Bitzer. 16mm from paper positive. LoC. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

Cat's Cradle (US 1903) PC: Biograph. 16mm from paper positive. LoC. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

The Story the Biograph Told (US 1903) PC: Biograph. 16mm from paper positive. LoC. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

Une bonne histoire (FR 1903) PC: Pathé. Bologna. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

Les Chiens savants (FR 1903) PC: Pathé. Bruxelles. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

Comment Monsieur prend son bain (FR 1903) PC: Gaumont, D: Alice Guy. Gaumont / Lobster. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

From Show Girl to Burlesque Queen (US 1903) PC: Biograph. From paper positive. LoC 1994. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

The Gay Shoe Clerk (US 1903) PC: Edison, D: Edwin S. Porter. MoMA 1979. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

The Unclean World (GB 1903) PC: Hepworth, D: Percy Stow. BFI. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

The First Great Year of the Cinema, 1903: The Trick Film, an International Genre. Conferenza di storico americano Tom Gunning. ♪ Antonio Coppola. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

Le Mélomane (FR 1903) PC: Star Film, D: Georges Méliès. 16mm from paper positive. LoC. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

Le Sorcier (FR 1903) PC: Star Film, D: Georges Méliès. 16mm from paper positive. LoC. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

Le Monstre (FR 1903) PC: Star Film, D: Georges Méliès. 16mm from paper positive. LoC. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

Une indigestion / Chirurgie fin-de-siècle (FR 1903) PC: Star Film, D: Georges Méliès. GEH 2000. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

La Métamorphose du Roi de Pique (FR 1903) PC: Pathé, D: Gaston Velle. GEH 1975. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

?Spring Fairy? PC: Pathé

Pocket Boxers (GB 1903) PC: R.W. Paul. LoC / Brook Foundation Collection. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

The First Great Year of the Cinema, 1903: Train Robberies and Chases: Story Films in Multiple Shots. Conferenza di storico americano Tom Gunning. ♪ Neil Brand. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

Napoléon Bonaparte (FR 1903) PC: Pathé, D: Lucien Nonguet. 16mm. MoMA. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

Alice in Wonderland (GB 1903) PC: Hepworth, D: Cecil M. Hepworth, Percy Stow, based on the novel by Lewis Carroll. BFI. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

Daring Daylight Burglary (GB 1903) PC: Sheffield, D: FrankMottershaw. BFI. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

A Desperate Poaching Affray (GB 1903) PC: Haggar and Sons, D: William Haggar. BFI. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

Mary Jane's Mishap Or Don't Fool with the Paraffin (GB 1903) PC+D: George Albert Smith. BFI. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

The Great Train Robbery (US 1903) PC: Edison, D: Edwin S. Porter. MoMA 1997. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

The Life of an American Fireman (US 1903) PC: Edison, D: Edwin S. Porter. LoC / AFI-Bouldin Collection 1980. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

? La Vie d'un joueur (FR 1903) PC: Pathé, D: Ferdinand Zecca. Bruxelles. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

The First Great Year of the Cinema, 1903: Actuality and Non-Fictional Views. Conferenza di storico americano Tom Gunning. ♪ Neil Brand. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003. I missed this show because of the overlapping Robert Gitt show.

Reproduction of the Jefferies - Corbett Fight (US 1903) PC: AMBCo. MoMA 1979. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

LEONCE PERRET E LA BELLEZZA DEL MONDO II

Le Gardian de Camargue (FR 1910) D: Léonce Perret. 9’. Cinémathèque française / Gaumont 2003. Bologna Lumière 29 June 2003. Tragedy with a Breton cowboy.

La petite Béarnaise (FR 1911) D: Léonce Perret. 10’. Cinémathèque française / Gaumont 2003. Bologna Lumière 29 June 2003. Historical tragedy involving the future Queen Margot.

Le Moïse du moulin (FR 1911) D: Léonce Perret. 12’. Cinémathèque française / Gaumont 2002. Bologna Lumière 29 June 2003. Miller rejects his daughter until he discovers a casket in the river.

Léonce en ménage (FR 1913) D: Léonce Perret. 8’. Cinémathèque française / Gaumont 2003. Bologna Lumière 29 June 2003. Comedy with a double masked surprise by two lovers.

Léonce pot-au-feu (FR 1913) D: Léonce Perret. 10’. Cinémathèque française / Gaumont 2003. Bologna Lumière 29 June 2003. Comedy, the wife masks herself as the husband's lover.

French intertitles. ♪ Donald Sosin. Jean Gili e Bernard Bastide presentano il libro Léonce Perret, pubblicato da AFRHC e Cineteca di Bologna. ****

L'Enfant de Paris (FR 1913) D: Léonce Perret. 109’. Bologna Lumière 1 July 2003. ♪ Alain Baents. An important step in the development of the feature film in France, beautifully restored by Cinémathèque française / Gaumont 1992. ***

Koenigsmark / Ruhtinatar Aurora I-II (FR 1923) D: Léonce Perret. 160’, not 110'. Cinémathèque française / Gaumont 2003. Bologna Lumière 4 July 2003. ♪ Donald Sosin. I saw the first half an hour. Hopefully, this important film will be repeated, as many missed it because of a Chaplin overlap.

LA DIVA ITALIANA: FRANCESCA BERTINI

Stately, rich, opulent films showcasing a glorious range of passions.

I sette peccati capitali ­­- La gola / The Seven Deadly Sins - Gluttony (IT 1918). D: Camillo De Riso. 63’. Czech intertitles. Tinted. Narodni Filmovy Archiv 1991. ♪ Alain Baents. Bologna Cinema Lumière 29 June 2003. Stately, expertly restored and reconstructed film. [Too fast especially at first.]

I sette peccati capitali - L'orgoglio / Ylpeyden synti (Seitsemän kuolemansyntiä II) / The Seven Deadly Sins: Pride (IT 1918) D: Eduardo Bencivenga. 62’. Czech intertitles. Tinted. Narodni Filmovy Archiv 1991. Bologna Lumière 30 June 2003. ♪ Antonio Coppola.

I sette peccati capitali - L'ira / Vihan synti / The Seven Deadly Sins - Rage (IT 1918) D: Eduardo Bencivenga. 63’. Czech intertitles. Tinted. Narodni Filmovy Archiv 1991. Bologna Lumière 1 July 2003. ♪ Donald Sosin. The best episode so far of the seven sins, a Carmen-like tale of the wild smuggler girl of the mountains and the count rescued by her.

I sette peccati capitali - L'avarizia / Saituruuden synti / The Seven Deadly Sins - Greed (IT 1918) D: Gustavo Serena. 62’. Czech intertitles. Tinted. Narodni Filmovy Archiv 1991. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003. ♪ Donald Sosin. This one also more interesting than the first two sins: Bertini opens a fashion boutique, goes to prison having shot a sneaking baron; descends into the underworld and has a prolonged scene of near death.

I sette peccati capitali - L'invidia / Seitsemän kuolemansyntiä I: Kateuden synti / The Seven Deadly Sins - Jealousy (IT 1919) D: Eduardo Bencivenga. 63’. Czech intertitles. Tinted. Narodni Filmovy Archiv 1991. Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003. ♪ Javier Pérez de Azpeitia. One of the better sins: Bertini the dancer gives up her star career for a man, who 5 years later leaves him and takes their daughter with him. The rest of the film is the melodrama of the mother who sacrifices all for her daughter.

I sette peccati capitali - L'accidia / Velttouden synti / The Seven Deadly Sins - Sloth (IT 1919) D: Alfredo De Antoni. 54’. Czech intertitles. Tinted. Narodni Filmovy Archiv 1992. Bologna Lumière 4 July 2003. ♪ Neil Brand. Beautiful, humoristic, densely realistic images from many walks of life, superb cinematography. The story of the engineer who tries to bring energy in the world of sloth represented by Bertini's father. The count with schemes for dad's money brings tragedy.

I sette peccati capitali - La lussuria / Kevytmielisyyden synti / The Seven Deadly Sins - Lust (IT 1919) D: Eduardo Bencivenga. Based on motives by Eugène Sue. 59’. Czech intertitles. Tinted. Narodni Filmovy Archiv 1992. Bologna Lumière 5 July 2003. ♪ Antonio Coppola. The culminating sin is a tragedy of divismo in grand style. The luxurious life of two sisters is destroyed by arson by the criminal Dubois, who is 10 years later the richest banker of the land. Rita is now an orphan, Magda is a haughty beauty who opens her own fashion house. Bertini is the cold, heartless Magda desired by all men. She ruins Dubois with her icy elegance and sacrifices her only love to her sister. Stylish cinematography and art direction in the story of loneliness amongst elegance. The film ends in quiet sadness and tragic gestures.

La contessa Sara (IT 1919) D: Roberto Roberti. 68’. Restored 2003 from Montevideo print by Bologna / Cinémathèque Royale. Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003. Did. italiane. ♪ Marco Dalpane

FILM D'ARTE ITALIANA

Pia De' Tolomei (IT 1910) D: Gerolamo Lo Savio. 10’. Cineteca Nazionale. Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003. ♪ Donald Sosin

Il ratto delle Sabine (IT 1910) D: Ugo Falena. 15’. Dutch intertitles. NFM 1989 from hand-colored print. Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003. ♪ Donald Sosin. I saw the beginning

JEAN DURAND, PIONIERE E MAESTRO COMICO

Cœur ardent (FR 1912) 11’. Dutch intertitles. NFM 1991. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

Onésime écrit un roman d'amour (FR 1912) 4’. Dutch intertitles. NFM. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

Zigoto en pleine lune de miel (FR 1912) 5'. Dutch intertitles. NFM. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

Zigoto et la blanchisseuse (FR 1912) 8’. Dutch intertitles. NFM. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

Onésime horloger (FR 1912) 6’. Dutch intertitles. NFM. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003.

Onésime contre Onésime (FR 1912) 9’. Bologna Lumière 2 July 2003. CNC Bois d'Arcy AFF / Gaumont.

♪ Alain Baents

Calino sourcier (FR 1913) 4’. Dutch intertitles. NFM. Bologna Lumière 4 July 2003.

Toch d´r zin (FR 1912) 4’. Dutch intertitles. NFM. Bologna Lumière 4 July 2003.

Course de taureaux Provençale (FR 1913) 4’. Dutch intertitles. NFM. Bologna Lumière 4 July 2003.

Onésime employé des postes (FR 1913) 7’. German intertitles. NFM. Bologna Lumière 4 July 2003.

Onésime débute au théâtre (FR 1913) 10’. Gaumont. Bologna Lumière 4 July 2003.

♪ Antonio Coppola

DOSSIER POWELL

The Festival was opened with Thelma Schoonmaker (widow of Michael Powell, editor of Martin Scorsese's films)

An Airman's Letter to His Mother (GB 1941) D: Michael Powell. 5’. BFI / NFTVA. Bologna Cinema Arlecchino 28 June 2003. The RAF propaganda short ends with a vision of the sky from which the son may never return.

A Matter of Life and Death / Kysymys elämästä ja kuolemasta (GB 1946) D: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Sony Columbia. Bologna Cinema Arlecchino 28 June 2003. I refreshed the opening of this film.

DOSSIER SJÖSTRÖM

Bologna Lumière 30 June 2003. Presenta Jon Wengström (Cinemateket / Svenska Filminstitutet) ****

Trädgårdsmästaren (The Broken Spring-Rose, SE 1912) D: Victor Sjöström, SC: Mauritz Stiller. 34’. Short American version, English intertitles. Cinemateket / Svenska Filminstitutet 1980. Bologna Lumière 30 June 2003. ♪ Neil Brand. The debut film of Sjöström is a surprisingly effective melodrama about a young girl seduced and abandoned.

Name the Man / Korkeimman oikeuden edessä (US 1924) D: Victor Sjöström, based on the novel by Hall Caine. 69’. Restored, tinted print 2003 Cinémathèque Royale / Cinemateket, Svenska Filminstitutet with reconstructed intertitles based on the Russian version. Bologna Lumière 30 June 2003. ♪ Alain Baents. Sjöström's first Hollywood film tells the story of a Manx judge who sentences to death for infanticide the very girl he himself had seduced and abandoned; the story is very similar to some of Sjöström's Lagerlöf films. I have felt an evident Sjöström influence in Hitchcock's The Manxman, unique in Hitchcock's oeuvre for its strong concept of natural landscape; now I find Hitchcock's film actually more Sjöströmian than this surviving version of Name the Man, which impresses with the direction of actors but relies little on landscape. Of course, the surviving film is incomplete.

[Ingmar Bergman filmar Smultronstället med Victor Sjöström] (SE 1957). D: Ingmar Bergman. 14’. Cinemateket / Svenska Filminstitutet. Bologna Lumière 30 June 2003. 16mm colour and b&w footage from behind the scenes of Wild Strawberries. Includes moving candid shots.

Dödskyssen (L'étrange aventure d'ingénieur Lebel / Kiss of Death / Kuoleman suudelma, SE 1917) D: Victor Sjöström. 35’. Reconstructed by Cinemateket / Svenska Filminstitutet in 2002 based on the fragmentary French version, reconstructed Swedish intertitles, inserted stills. Bologna Lumière 30 June 2003. ♪ Neil Brand. One of VS's last "raffelfilmer" before the great turning-point of Terje Vigen, this is formally inventive with well realized effects with doubles and a flashback structure, anticipating Körkarlen. As for the story, it's Fantomas land.

DOSSIER MURNAU.

Bologna Lumière 1 July 2003. Cinema Auguste Lumière (Sala 1) ****

Murnau's "4 Devils": Traces of a Lost Film [4 paholaista] (US 2002) D: Janet Bergstrom. 40’. Bologna Lumière 1 July 2003. Introduce la storica americana Janet Bergstrom. Stunningly impressive file of the remaining sketches (drawings by Robert Herlth), stills, posters, publicity material, etc. of the lost film. A model for anybody.

Sunrise - outtakes [Auringonnousu] (US 1926-27) D: F.W. Murnau. 10’. Bologna Lumière 1 July 2003. Introduce Janet Bergstrom.

Satanas – fragment [Saatana, langennut enkeli] (DE 1919-20) D: F.W. Murnau. 3’. National Film Center (Tokyo). Bologna Lumière 1 July 2003. Tinted (yellow, green) fragment of the Egyptian episode with Conrad Veidt (Satanas), Woman (Sadjah Gezza), and Fritz Kortner. An atmosphere of terror.

Tabu - takes & outtakes [Tabu - tarina Etelämereltä] (US 1930-31) D: F.W. Murnau. 25’. ♪ Alain Baents. Bologna Lumière 1 July 2003. Introduce lo storico tedesco Enno Patalas. From the original camera negatives preserved in Vienna.

De fire Djævle / Die vier Luchtakrobaten (DK 1911) D: Alfred Lind, Alex Christians, Robert Dinesen, Christian Rosenbaum. 42’. Dutch intertitles. NFM, toned. Bologna Lumière 1 July 2003. ♪ Antonio Coppola. This first adaptation of the novel is visually striking and better than the 1920 remake by Sandberg. ***

DOSSIER EISENSTEIN

OUTTAKES, TAGLI DI CENSURA E DOCUMENTI D’EPOCA. ♪ Antonio Coppola. Presenta Natalia Noussinova, in collaborazione con il Gosfilmofond of Russia. Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003. ****

Portraits of Eisenstein and various unseen materials. 54'. Gosfilmofond

Reel 1

Dnevnik Glumova. Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003.

Eisenstein falls down the stairs wearing a pope costume during the shooting of Bronenosets Potjomkin. Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003.

Two premieres of Bronenosets Potjomkin (Moscow and Lvov). Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003.

Shooting Generalnaja linija at the Konstantinovaka village. Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003.

Shooting Oktjabr (four scenes). Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003.

Reel 2

Tissé working on Frauennot - Frauenglück (1930). Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003.

Excerpts from Everyday (Hans Richter, GB 1929): Eisenstein dances as a Bobby. Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003.

Moscow, film-makers' conference (1935). Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003.

Arrival of May Lan Fan. Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003.

"Good company: Eisenstein and Chinese actress Butterfly By". Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003.

Clips from Bezhin lug (two shots). Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003.

Mosfilm: Eisenstein with French film-makers. Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003.

Awarded by the Order of Lenin for Alexander Nevski (1939). Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003.

Eisenstein and Mihail Romm on the setof Metshta (1940, excerpt from Eisenstein, directed by Vasili Katanjan). Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003.

National Awards for Aleksandr Nevski (1941). Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003.

Eisenstein and his students at VGIK. Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003.

Reel 3

Jewish conference, the Jewish anti-fascist committee signs a protest letter against fascism, Eisenstein speaks (1941). Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003.

Alma-Ata: preparation and shooting Ivan Grozny (1942). Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003.

Reel 4

Eisenstein in the Netherlands. Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003.

Reel 5

Eisenstein's apartment. Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003.

Reel 6

Eisenstein on his death bed, his funeral. Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003.

Reel 7

Eisenstein at VGIK. Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003.

VOKS Evening, reception for Anglo-American film-makers. Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003.

Plaque commemorating Eisenstein and Pudovkin at Kazakhfilm (Alma-Ata). Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003.

Generalnaja linija / Staroje i novoje (Vanhaa ja uutta, SU 1926, 1929). PC: Sovkino, D: Sergei Eisenstein, Grigori Alexandrov. The two last scenes: 15' and 13'. Gosfilmofond. Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003.

El desastre en Oaxaca (MX 1930). 11'. Gosfilmofond. Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003.

Vesjolyje rebjata / Iloiset pojat (SU 1924). PC: Moskinokombinat, D: Grigori Alexandrov. Episode directed by Eisenstein. 8'. Gosfilmofond. Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003.

So far, the dossier had already lasted almost 3 hours; a further half an hour of Ivan the Terrible I missed.

DOSSIER STILLER

Bologna Lumière 5 July 2003. Presenta Jon Wengström (Cinemateket/ Svenska Filminstitutet). ****

Balettprimadonnan / Balettiprimadonna (SE 1916) D: Mauritz Stiller, starring Jenny Hasselquist, Lars Hanson, Richard Lund. Fragments 19’. Cinemateket / Svenska Filminstitutet. Bologna Lumière 5 July 2003. ♪ Matti Bye

Stiller fragment (SE 1969) D: Gösta Werner. 17’. Cinemateket / Svenska Filminstitutet. Bologna Lumière 5 July 2003.

1. Mauritz Stiller in London with Henrik Jaenzon

2. MS at Råsunda 1922 with his dog Charlie

3. MS in Stockholm 1919 boarding a Zeppelin

4. MS at Åre in 1914 shooting Stormfågeln

5. MS in Stockholm in 1916 shooting Balettprimadonnan

6. Fragment of [Mannekängen] [unfinished film] - a grotesque farce, where a vulgar lady intrudes in everything, including in the film being shown at the cinema

7. Fragment of Gränsfolken [not released in Finland] (1913) with Edith Erastoff and Richard Lund, a Russian melodrama where a Cossack sees his grandson for the first time

8. Fragment of Hans bröllopnatt / Hänen hääyönsä: a comic proposal aboard a ship

9. Fragment of De landsflyktiga. Jenny Hasselquist and Lars Hanson are Russian exiles in Paris

10. MS in Göteborg in 1927: the last moving images of him

Three Stiller fragments (SE) 6’

Hans hustrus förflutna / Hänen vaimonsa menneisyys (SE 1915) D: Mauritz Stiller. Cinemateket / Svenska Filminstitutet. Bologna Lumière 5 July 2003.

På livets ödevägar / Elämän kohtaloissa (SE 1913) D: Mauritz Stiller. Cinemateket / Svenska Filminstitutet. Bologna Lumière 5 July 2003.

När kärleken dödar [not released in Finland] (SE 1913) D: Mauritz Stiller, starring Victor Sjöström. Cinemateket / Svenska Filminstitutet. Bologna Lumière 5 July 2003.

[Testfilm Greta Garbo] (US 1948) P: Walter Wanger, DP: Joseph Valentine, 6’. Five takes. Cinemateket / Svenska Filminstitutet from a private collector 1990. Bologna Lumière 5 July 2003.

Hämnaren / Kostaja (SE 1915) D: Mauritz Stiller. 44’. Cinemeteket / Svenska Filminstitutet 2003. Bologna Lumière 5 July 2003. ♪ Matti Bye. - Surprise discovery of MS's earliest existing film, his only one in a Jewish setting.

RITROVATI & RESTAURATI

Bucking Broadway [not released in Finland] (US 1917) D: Jack [John] Ford, starring Harry Carey. 59’. Digitally restored by CNC Bois d'Arcy AFF 2003. Bologna Piazza Maggiore 3 July 2003. ♪ Neil Brand. In the same class with the other surviving early Ford / Carey films. Cheyenne Harry goes to Broadway to rescue his girl from the villainous rival. Fun as the Wild West clashes with modernity.

Verlogene Moral / Kaamea häälahja / Torgus (DE 1921) D: Hanns Kobe. Starring William Dieterle. 55’. French intertitles. Cinémathèque française / Lobster Films / Desmet 2002. ♪ Neil Brand. Bologna Cinema Lumière 29 June 2003. Exciting new print of the important Expressionist film. Strong imagery. ***

Erdgeist / Lulu [not released in Finland] (DE 1923) D: Leopold Jessner. Based on the play Lulu by Franz Wedekind. Starring Asta Nielsen. 85’. Dutch intertitles. NFM & Gosfilmofond 2003. ♪ Donald Sosin. Bologna Cinema Lumière 29 June 2003. Another great Expressionist film, very different from Die Büchse der Pandora, yet there are many interesting parallels. The actors are first rate. In one scene, Asta Nielsen even sports a bobbed hair like Louise Brooks. ***

Steamboat Bill, Jr. / Laivakalle nuorempi (US 1928) D: Chas. F. Reisner. Starring Buster Keaton. 69’. David Shepard, Lobster Films. Bologna Teatro Comunale 4 July 2003. Musiche composte e dirette dal Maestro Timothy Brock, con l’orchestra del Teatro Comunale. ****

Un chien andalou / Andalusialainen koira (FR 1929) D: Luis Buñuel, SC: Luis Buñuel & Salvador Dali. /18 fps/ 22’. Filmoteca Española / Ferran Alberich 2003. Cinema Lumière Two 4 July 2003. Double screening of restored print (2003). Il curatore del restauro, Ferran Alberich, presenta due versioni sincronizzate: una con le musiche scelte da Buñuel per la versione del 1960, l'altra accompagnata dal Preludio e morte di Isotta di Wagner. ****

All Quiet on the Western Front / Länsirintamalta ei mitään uutta (US 1930) D: Lewis Milestone. 132’. Silent version with music and sound effects. LoC 2002. Bologna Arlecchino 29 June 2003. ****

The Power and the Glory [not released in Finland] (US 1933) D: William K. Howard, SC: Preston Sturges, starring Spencer Tracy. 77’. Bologna Lumière Two 3 July 2003. Brilliant UCLA restoration of the film that is a predecessor of Citizen Kane.

The Reckless Moment (US 1949) D: Max Ophuls, starring Joan Bennett, James Mason. 82’. Bologna Arlecchino 1 July 2003. Presenta Marcel Ophuls and Grover Crisp. Brilliant new print from Sony Columbia of Ophuls' subtle noir about the mother of teenager girl who gets involved with a crook. ****

Charles Laughton Directs "The Night of the Hunter" (US 1954-2002) 158’. Conferenza di Robert Gitt (responsabile dei restauri della UCLA). Bologna Arlecchino 2 July 2003. ****

The Barefoot Contessa / Paljasjalkakreivitär (US 1954) D: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, starring Ava Gardner, Humphrey Bogart, Valentina Cortese. 128’. Bologna Arlecchino 30 June 2003. Robert Gitt (UCLA) presented the brilliant 2002 UCLA restoration from the original Technicolor negatives. Also the original Perspecta sound.has been digitally preserved. ****

PARS PRO TOTO E RARITA

Tangled Hearts (US 1916) D: Joseph De Grasse. Starring Lon Chaney. 2’. Bologna Lumière 29 June 2003. ♪ Neil Brand. Presenta Kevin Brownlow (Photoplay Productions)

Thunder / Chicagon pikajuna n:o 2329 (US 1929) D: William Nigh. Starring Lon Chaney. 5’. Bologna Lumière 29 June 2003. ♪ Neil Brand. Presenta Kevin Brownlow (Photoplay Productions)

EVENTI SPECIALI

Thieves' Highway / Varkaiden markkinat (US 1949) D: Jules Dassin. Starring Valentina Cortese. 94’. 20th Century Fox. Bologna Arlecchino 29 June 2003. Alla presenza della Valentina Cortese. ****

PROGETTO CHAPLIN

The Chaplin Revue: A Dog's Life / Koiranelämää (US 1918) D: Charles Chaplin. 38’. Restored Bologna / Roy Export 2003 b.o. 1959 stretch print version. Bologna Teatro Comunale 4 July 2003. Musiche originali di Charles Chaplin ricostruite e dirette dal Maestro Timothy Brock. Versione restaurata. Alla presenza di Michael Chaplin e Charles Chaplin (grandson of the star). ****

The Circus / Sirkus (US 1928) D: Charles Chaplin. 71’. Restored Bologna / Roy Export 2003. Bologna Teatro Comunale 5 July 2003. ♪ Musiche originali di Charles Chaplin ricostruite e dirette dal Maestro Timothy Brock. Versione restaurata . Con il sostegno della Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Bologna

PROGETTO CHAPLIN - THE KEYSTONE SERIES

Laughing Gas / Ilokaasua (US 1914) D: Charles Chaplin. 15’. Restored Bologna 2003 based on tinted print from Suomen elokuva-arkisto. Bologna Piazza Maggiore 2 July 2003. ♪ Antonio Coppola

The Masquerader / Charlie naisten tamineissa (US 1914) D: Charles Chaplin. 15’. Restored Bologna / BFI / Lobster 2003 based on a tinted print. Bologna Piazza Maggiore 3 July 2003. ♪ Marco Dalpane

OMAGGIO A CLARENCE BROWN

The Eagle / Aquila nera / Musta kotka / Kotka (US 1925) D: Clarence Brown, based on the short story "Dubrovski" by Pushkin, starring Rudolph Valentino, 76’. NFTVA. Bologna Lumière 3 July 2003. Musica di Carl Davies. Sincronizzazione a cura di Patrick Stanbury (Photoplay Productions). I caught the end of this, one of the last films of Valentino.

The Goose Woman / Rikoksen varjossa (US 1925) D: Clarence Brown. 82’. Photoplay. Bologna Lumière 5 July 2003. ♪ Neil Brand. - A very special, moving melodrama.

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