Thursday, July 07, 2005

La Belle au bois dormant (1908)

FR 1908. PC: Pathé. D: Albert Capellani, Lucien Nonguet. D'après le conte de Charles Perrault (1697). Orig. 300 m, this print 200 m. Colour: tinted, toned, pochoir. NFM. ♪ Donald Sosin. Thursday 7 July 2005, Cinéma Lumière 1, Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna. Interestingly, the second Pathé rendering of the fairy-tale is not necessarily better, at least not in this shortened print. The climax is more pronounced: the entrance of the prince to the dormant castle, through the cobweb, waking the princess with a kiss, the appearance of the good fairy.

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