Monday, October 06, 2008

Un conseil d'ami

FR 1916. PC: Gaumont. D+SC: Jacques Feyder; AD: Robert-Jules Garnier; cast: Fernand Herrmann (Georges Midewski), ? (Roger), Gaston Michel (Sir Carry), Kitty Hott (Maud Carry); 326 m /18 fps/ 16 min; print: Archives Gaumont-Pathé. Original in French with e-subtitles in English and Italian, grand piano: Donald Sosin. Viewed at Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, Pordenone, Cinema Verdi, 6 September 2008. - Lenny Borger: "Inversely, in Un Conseil d’ami, Feyder uses spacious natural exteriors and in-depth studio sets to intensify the psychological discomfort of a young musician seeking a place in wealthy society." Lenny Borger. - Motto from Oscar Wilde: good advice is of no use to oneself, one has to give it to others. - Guy becomes sportsman, but girl had liked him as he was.

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