Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Kristin Thompson on Albert Capellani

I'm processing slowly my Bologna notes of three weeks ago. Meanwhile, David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson have done major blogging on this year's Il Cinema Ritrovato.

In their latest entry, "Capellani trionfante", Kristin Thompson claims that "Those festival guests who missed the Capellani films missed, in my opinion, the rewriting of early film history. He is not simply another important silent filmmaker to be placed in the pantheon. Film by film, this year and last, I kept comparing what I was watching with what D. W. Griffith had made that same year. In each case, Capellani’s film seemed more sophisticated, more engaging, and more polished."

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