Thursday, July 01, 2010

Cento anni fà: Programme 6: 1910 - The Extraordinary Voyages of the Italian Cinema

10.00 Cinema Lumière - Sala Officinema/Mastroianni, Bologna, 1 July 2010
Cento anni fà: Programma 6: 1910. Gli straordinari viaggi del cinema italiano
Programma e note di Giovanni Lasi

MATRIMONIO INTERPLANETARIO / Marriage in the Moon (Italia/1910) PC: Latium Film. R. e int.: Enrico Novelli (Yambo). From: Museo Nazionale del Cinema. 260 m /18 fps/ 13 min. - Early cinema fantasy in the spirit of Méliès complete with buxom dancing women. Funny visualization of the message to the Moon: the letters fly pêle-mêle through the air.

SUL TETTO DEL MONDO / Viaggio di S.A.R. il Duca degli Abruzzi al Karakorum. (Italia/1910). R.:Vittorio Sella. From: Museo Nazionale del Cinema. Restored by Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Eye Film Institute (Amsterdam) and Festival Internazionale Film di Montagna at L'Immagine Ritrovata (1995) from a tinted and toned vintage print acquired from the Sella family (1960), Desmet color. - A wonderful presentation of the film about the voyage of exploration to the peaks of the Himalaya with a full spoken commentary and a wonderful special live Hindustani score by Donald Sosin. - Rawalpindi, a long take from a moving boat, rope ladder, Askoley camp, snow trek, rafts on the Shigar, the pass of Boorgi-La, towards the peaks of the Himalaya. - There is heavy damage in the source material, and the viewing print is obscured by heavy tinting, but the presentation was excellent all the same.

Long introduction by Giovanni Lasi - a full-length lecture and Powerpoint presentation.

Accompagnamento al piano di Donald Sosin - excellent special Hindustani score for Sul tetto del mondo complete with singing

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