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Re: Silent Features on Arte TV

PostWed May 02, 2012 4:01 am

Tuesday 29th May at 0.20 am
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Les nouveaux messieurs (1929, Jacques Feyder) with Albert Préjean, Gaby Morlay and Henry-Roussell (123 min)

One of my favourite Feyder pictures! :D The film score is by Antonio Coppola (with the Octuor de France, an octet) created in Pordenone in 2008. This is a new restoration from nitrate elements done in 2011.
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Re: Silent Features on Arte TV

PostWed May 02, 2012 9:05 am

A few silent shorts on Arte on Monday 28th May during a 'B&W film day':

10.50 am Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Grosstadt (1927, W. Ruttmann)

11.55 am Entr'acte (1924, R. Clair)
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Re: Silent Features on Arte TV

PostSat May 26, 2012 7:48 am

Ann Harding wrote:A few silent shorts on Arte on Monday 28th May during a 'B&W film day':

10.50 am Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Grosstadt (1927, W. Ruttmann)

11.55 am Entr'acte (1924, R. Clair)

And at 12:40 Vormittagsspuk (1928, Hans Richter)

Perhaps interesting: 28. May 2:35 o'clock Der die Tollkirsche ausgräbt (2006). Black and white and except for one character silent.
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Re: Silent Features on Arte TV

PostSun May 27, 2012 7:31 am

Thanks Freddy. I updated the schedule above for Les Nouveaux Messieurs.
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Re: Silent Features on Arte TV

PostMon May 28, 2012 1:35 am

I added the details regarding the score for Les Nouveaux Messieurs.

On France 3 TV channel a few silents are scheduled:

Sun 10 June 2012: The Red Dance (1928, Raoul Walsh) with Dolores Del Rio & Charles Farrell
Sun 1st July 2012: Cagliostro - Liebe und Leben eines großen Abenteurers (1929, Richard Oswald) with Hans Stüwe

Upstream (1927, J. Ford) will also be broadcast at a later date.
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Re: Silent Features on Arte TV

PostMon Jun 04, 2012 2:43 am

Review for Les nouveaux messieurs is now available in the Albatros thread.
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Re: Silent Features on Arte TV

PostFri Jun 08, 2012 9:28 am

On 27. June at 0:05 clock in the morning on Arte: Au bonheur des dames (1930)
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Re: Silent Features on Arte TV

PostWed Jun 13, 2012 2:59 am

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Last WE, France 3 TV broadcast a rare silent: The Red Dance (1928, R. Walsh) with Dolores Del Rio and Charles Farrell. This vehicle for the gorgeous Dolores had a fairly silly script taking place during the Russian Revolution. Thinking about it, it's funny that Hollywood was making so many Russian pictures around that time: The Cossacks at MGM, Surrender at Universal and the best one The Last Command at Paramount. It must have been fashionable. In Red Dance, Tasia (Dolores) is the daughter of a political prisoner. She is been exploited by a couple of farmers. Then, she meets a big large soldier Ivan (Ivan Linow) who proposes to marry her and offers a horse to the farmers in exchange for his bride. But Tasia soon meets Grand Duke Eugen (a shy Charles Farrell) and falls in love with him. Of course, their story is doomed. As the Revolution gathers pace, Tasia becomes a dancer at the Moscow Theater. She will meet Eugen again and save his life. The whole plot was full of clichés about nasty aristocrats and vicious revolutionary, etc. It was obvious that the film was meant for Dolores Del Rio's fans. She gets a lot of lovely close-ups. Overall not a great Walsh picture, but enjoyable as lightweight entertainment.
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Re: Silent Features on Arte TV

PostWed Aug 22, 2012 5:35 am

Tuesday 28 August on Arte:

at 0.20 am Die Weber (1927, Friedrich Zelnik) with Paul Wegener and Wilhelm Dieterle
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Re: Silent Features on Arte TV

PostSun Feb 03, 2013 11:46 am

Tuesday 26th February: two silent Lubitsch

0.40 : Ich möchte kein Mann sein / I don't want to be a man (1918)
1.25 : Als ich tot war / When I was dead (1916)

On the German Arte website, I found this about the futur broadcasts:

March Les nouveaux messieurs by Jacques Feyder (1929)
May Richard Wagner by Carl Froelich (1913)
July/August - Summer recess
September Unter der Laterne by Gerhart Lamprecht (1928)

Less and less silent broadcasts and a lot of repeats, alas.
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Re: Silent Features on Arte TV

PostWed Apr 10, 2013 8:53 am

On April 16th, 2013 at 0.15 am, at last, the premiere of a new restoration! :)

Der Student von Prag (1913, Hanns Heinz Ewers) with Paul Wegener
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Re: Silent Features on Arte TV

PostWed Apr 10, 2013 11:58 am

Can anyone perhaps remember if "Helena" (1924) was ever shown on arte?
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Re: Silent Features on Arte TV

PostWed Apr 10, 2013 3:13 pm

Spiny Norman wrote:Can anyone perhaps remember if "Helena" (1924) was ever shown on arte?


Indeed it was. My recording is from that broadcast.
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Re: Silent Features on Arte TV

PostWed Apr 10, 2013 3:21 pm

Arndt wrote:
Spiny Norman wrote:Can anyone perhaps remember if "Helena" (1924) was ever shown on arte?


Indeed it was. My recording is from that broadcast.

Thanks. The strange thing is, on youtube it has the arte logo but it also has black bars all around it!
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Re: Silent Features on Arte TV

PostFri Apr 19, 2013 9:17 am

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Der Student von Prag (The Student of Prague, 1913) by H. H. Ewers (?) and Stellan Rye (?) with Paul Wegener, John Gottowt, Grete Berger and Lyda Salmonova

This new handsome restoration of the 1913 German classic was premiered on Arte TV last Tuesday. There are still some controversy regarding who directed this film: is it the screenwriter Ewers, Stellan Rye and/or Paul Wegener? Anyway, the film boasts a great reputation as being a founding work in the history of cinema. But is it really? In the history of German cinema, it certainly is. But if you compare it with other great films of the same year (incidentally it was 100 years ago), it's not so new in terms of cinematography and storytelling. Evgeny Bauer was making the superb Twilight of a Woman Soul, Sjöström directed Ingeborg Holm and Capellani made Germinal. Each of these is superb achievement showing how quickly film was becoming a new art form equal to painting or literature. So going back to the story of Der Student von Prag, it's reminiscent of E.T.A. Hoffmann's tales and of Adalbert von Chamisso's Peter Schlemihl. The screenwriter H. H. Ewers draws from the seminal romantic German literature to create the student Balduin who exchanges his shadow for money. The man who offers him the money looks like a devil envoy ready to grab his soul (i.e. his shadow or reflection in a mirror). Then Balduin is left to fight this evil second self, a Doppelgänger. Most of the film is shot on locations in Prague and it gives it a great atmosphere. Overall, I was impressed by the image quality and also by the original orchestral score by Josef Weiss. It's a very beautiful restoration that will come out on DVD via German Filmmuseum soon (it's announced on their website).
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Re: Silent Features on Arte TV

PostFri Apr 19, 2013 9:21 am

The next silent on Arte on May 22nd will be a biopic:

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Richard Wagner (1913, Carl Froelich)

The screening is on the 200th anniversary of Wagner's birth.
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Re: Silent Features on Arte TV

PostFri Apr 19, 2013 11:03 am

I had a double-take, but that was me misreading the post... it's now 200 years since Wagner's birth, the film was on the occasion of the 100th.
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Re: Silent Features on Arte TV

PostSat Apr 20, 2013 2:18 am

Rodney wrote:I had a double-take, but that was me misreading the post... it's now 200 years since Wagner's birth, the film was on the occasion of the 100th.

Yes, you're right. I'll correct that ASAP.
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Re: Silent Features on Arte TV

PostFri May 03, 2013 1:01 pm

Here is the trailer for the Wagner biopic:
http://www.arte.tv/de/stummfilm/690880.html
Can't wait to see it! 8)
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Re: Silent Features on Arte TV

PostSat May 25, 2013 2:19 pm



I've uploaded the full movie. Restored with new orchestral music. Of course, only German intertitles

Edit 28.05.13: Now with English subtitles :wink:

Btw. on 11th June at 23:45 comes A TRIP TO THE MOON (1902) in color on Arte
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Re: Silent Features on Arte TV

PostTue Sep 10, 2013 5:11 am

Silent films are back on Arte this month after the summer recess.

Tuesday 24th September at 0.25 am
Menschen untereinander (1926, Gerhard Lamprecht)

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Re: Silent Features on Arte TV

PostTue Sep 10, 2013 6:52 am

Freddy J. Meyers wrote:

I've uploaded the full movie. Restored with new orchestral music. Of course, only German intertitles

Edit 28.05.13: Now with English subtitles :wink:

Btw. on 11th June at 23:45 comes A TRIP TO THE MOON (1902) in color on Arte

It looks as if the aspect ratio is wrong. It was 16:9 but has been set back to 4:3 with the result that it was squeezed instead of cropped.
Otherwise, very interesting!
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Re: Silent Features on Arte TV

PostThu Jan 30, 2014 4:11 am

Next silents on Arte:

Das Weisse Stadion (1928, Arnold Fanck) Tuesday 4th February at 0.05 am (a documentary about the Winter Olympic games)

Das Kabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920, R. Wiene) Wednesday 12th Ferbruary at 11.00 pm (brand new 4K restoration)
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Re: Silent Features on Arte TV

PostSun Feb 02, 2014 11:27 am

LOVES OF PHAROAH will be shown at Emory in Atlanta on Thurs. April 3, I will accompany.
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Re: Silent Features on Arte TV

PostSun Apr 20, 2014 9:41 am

On Tuesday 29th April at 0.15 am

La Chute de la maison Usher (The Fall of the House of Usher, 1928) Jean Epstein
with a score by Gabriel Thibaudeau

Edit: not a brand new restoration alas, just a broadcast of a 90s restoration looking very soft. Excellent score by Thibaudeau though.
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Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostThu May 01, 2014 8:44 am

On Sunday 18th May 2014 at 0.00 am on France 3 TV:

Fazil (1928, Howard Hawks) with Charles Farrell and Greta Nissen
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Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostWed Aug 20, 2014 12:08 pm

No silent feature for the past 4 months... :( Any German Nitratevillain got any news from Arte?
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Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostWed Aug 20, 2014 1:56 pm

Christine,

:shock: Wow! How can I get a copy of the restored FAZIL? Did this have the Movie-tone score, or new music? NEAPOLITAN NIGHTS is pretty essential to the story. Why do they keep debuting these new Fox Silents restorations on Arte TV, but we can't get them on TCM here in the States? I hoped they would pick up THE RED DANCE, but it's been over two years now and they haven't done so. I have seen that broadcast though.
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Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostWed Aug 20, 2014 3:03 pm

I saw Fazil at Cinecon some years back, thoroughly enjoyed it. Fabulous film!
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Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostSun Aug 24, 2014 5:12 pm

No silent feature for the past 4 months... :( Any German Nitratevillain got any news from Arte?


Yeah, seriously, it sucks. What's happening ? Is Arte the only channel that broadcast silent films in France or Germany ?
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