Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Salvation Hunters

US 1925. PC: Academy Photoplays. D: Josef von Sternberg. Starring George K. Arthur (the boy), Georgia Hale (the girl), Bruce Guerin (the child). 1814 m /20 fps/ 79 min. Print: UCLA. Presenta: Janet Bergstrom & Nicholas von Sternberg. Grand piano: Donald Sosin. Viewed in Bologna, Cinema Lumière 1, 28 June 2008. - Sternberg's first film is boldly personal and visually expressive. It's about three human beings that are about to fall into the gutter. The recurrent image is the dredge. It's a film about thought, as Sternberg announces: the thought of salvation, redemption, transcendence.

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