Friday, July 02, 2010

Albert Capellani 5: Theatre and History - Staging and Mise-en-scène

14.45 Cinema Lumière - Sala Officinema/Mastroianni, Bologna, 2 July 2010
Albert Capellani 5: Spettacolo, storia e messa in scena
DRAME PASSIONEL (Francia/1906) R.: Albert Capellani. From: Pathé - Gestione commerciale Gaumont Pathé Archives. - A stark primitive drama: man sees woman, she gives birth to a child. - Mariage d'argent. - Vengeance d'amante: in the church wedding the woman, accompanied by the child, shoots the man. - Histrionic tableau style.
LE PIED DE MOUTON / Der Hammelfuss (Francia/1907) R.: Albert Capellani. FX: Segundo de Chomón. From: Filmarchiv Austria. Deutsche Zwischentitel. A wonderful, abundant, stencil-colourful fairy-tale movie full of inventions.
LA MORT DU DUC D'ENGHIEN (Francia/1909) R.: Albert Capellani. From: La Cinémathèque francaise. - A historical tragedy from the Napoleonic era. From brilliant source material, with wonderful definition of light, maybe a little soft. The dog follows his master to his grave.
LA FIN DE ROBESPIERRE / De Van val Robespierre (Francia/1912) R.: Albert Capellani. From: Eye Film Institute (Amsterdam), Dutch intertitles. A historical tragedy about the last days of Robespierre, featuring Madame Tallien (Thérésa Cabarrus, Marquise de Fontenay, "Notre-Dame de Thermidor"). Stencil colour not well preserved.
MADAME TALLIEN (Francia/1911) R.: Camille de Morlhon. Another version of the same story for comparison, I saw but the start.
Presenta Mariann Lewinsky
Accompagnamento al piano di Donald Sosin

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