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Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:13 am
by Ann Harding
I don't know in Germany. But in France, apart from Arte (and France 3 showing less than 2 silents a year) that's about it. TCM France hasn't shown any silent for years.

The only silent broadcast on Arte for the new season seems to be J'accuse (1919) with a brand new contemporary score in November 2014:
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Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:09 am
by Ann Harding
Arte is programming again silent films. :D

Monday 27 October 2014 at 0.20 am
Der Turm des Schweigens (The Tower of Silence, 1925) by Johannes Guter with Xenia Desni and Nigel Barrie

Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:35 pm
by monks19
About time !!!

Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:56 pm
by Gagman 66
:D My sincere thanks to whomever sent me a copy of FAZIL from France recently! Very much appreciated!

Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:57 pm
by monks19
Der Turm des Schweigens isn't on DVD or Blu Ray, right ?

Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:13 am
by Ann Harding
I don't think so. Arte seems to be waking up, another silent is programmed in November! :)

Monday 3 November 2014 at 0.30 am
Unter der Laterne (Under the Lantern, 1928) by Gerhard Lamprecht

This one is available on DVD from Edition Filmmuseum.

Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:18 am
by Ann Harding
More silents on the way for Arte!

Tuesday 11 November at 0.05 am
J'accuse (1919, Abel Gance)

Monday 17 November
Das Blumenwunder (1925, Max Reichmannand) ; La Glace à trois face (1927, J. Epstein)

Monday 24 November
Moana : A Romance of the Golden Age (1926, Robert Flaherty)

Monday 1st December
Nanook of the North (1922, Robert Flaherty)

Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:00 am
by Ann Harding
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Der Turm des Schweigens (The Tower of Silence, 1925) by Johannes Guter with Xenia Desni, Nigel Barrie, Fritz Delius and Hanna Ralph

Arte showed this gorgeous 2006 restoration of this German feature whose cinematographer is the great Günther Rittau (Metropolis, Nibelungen). The storyline is somewhat mysterious at the beginning. On one hand, you have Eva (X. Desni) who lives an isolated life inside a tower with her mad scientist of a father, and on the other hand, an explorer (N. Barrie) - thought dead by everybody - who comes back and discovers that his best friend betrayed him. Not only he appropriated his discoveries, but he married his girl friend. At first sight, the two plots don't have a lot in common. But slowly, we discover that Eva's father was also betrayed by his best friend in the past and there a link between the two traitors. The film hesitates between high-blown melodrama and expressionist drama. The cast is international with the Russian Xenia Desni, the Pole Abraham Morewski as the mad scientist who wants to fly and the Brit Nigel Barrie. I was impressed by the quality of the sets varying Art Deco interiors and the gloomy old tower. Overall, it's not a masterpiece, but a very entertaining picture.

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Silent features on German TV

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:25 pm
by Lagonda
Thanks for this great thread.

Although I live in Germany I often missed silent features on arte. You have to look very closely since they are usually shown rather late in the evening.

Besides - arte really seems to be the only channel that shows any silents in Germany. There are only one or two other channels (3Sat and NDR/WDR, I believe) that sometimes - which means approximately once in five years or so - show a silent movie. But mostly the so called classics, i.e. "Metropolis" or Chaplin films.

I can't remember having ever seen a Valentino-movie in German TV.

Twenty years ago you could watch many silver screen films from the 30s in the afternoon program or at night on the public service channels but this has changed completely. Now it is even hard to find a film that is older than 30 years. :roll:

It's so sad.

Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:31 am
by Ann Harding
No trace of a silent on Arte recently. But we should have a brand new restoration of Marcel L'Herbier's L'Inhumaine (1923) on May 4, 2015 on Arte. The restoration is screening on March 30, 2015 at the Châtelet theater in Paris.
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Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:50 pm
by HerrSchreck
Well, there you are, Ann Harding. If you bump into Knappen somewhere in the wilds of Europe tell him to email big brother.

L'Inhummaine is the strangest cauldron of disappointing IMpressionism. I've had a pretty nice print on disc for about ten yrs now, and every time I try and psych myself up to get rolling with it, I walk away deflated. Narratively just doesn't work and the casting is atrocious.

Gorgeous art direction though. L'Herbier has always been a problem director for me--all flourish and no substance . . . but that's just me and I'm glad others disagree. Maybe it will click down the road. L'Argent: nothing was ever sought after with such gusto, and added up to such profound disappointment. Seeing Alcover (of Grem's sublime Lise) in a letdown was hugely depressing.

Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:32 pm
by Andi K
Just posted at the german "Stummfilmforum", these silents will be broadcasted in May at arte :

May, 4. : L'inhumaine, Marcel L'Herbier, France 1923 with a new score by percussionist Aidje Tafial
May, 11. : Die Pest in Florenz, Otto Rippert, Germany 1919, with a new score by Uwe Dierksen
May, 18. : Die Stadt der Millionen, Adolf Trotz, Germany 1925
May, 25.: "Zur Chronik von Grieshuus" , Arthur von Gerlach, Germany 1925, with an original score by Gottfried Huppertz

Especially "Die Pest in Florenz" (The Plague of Florence) (the script was written by Fritz Lang) and "Zur Chronik von Grieshuus" (Tales of Grieshuus) are sensational new restorations, which have rarely been shown before!! :D

Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:11 am
by Ann Harding
Thanks for the news, Andi.

Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:29 am
by Ann Harding
Among the next silents scheduled for November on Arte, there are:

Tartuffe (1926, FW Murnau)
Regeneration (1915, R. Walsh)
The Salvation Hunters (1925, J. von Sternberg)

Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:09 am
by Ann Harding
The schedule for the next silents on Arte:

Mon 9 November 2015 at 11.55 pm:
Tartuffe (1926, F.W. Murnau) with Emil Jannings

Mon 16 November 2015 at 01.25 am:
The Salvation Hunters (1925, J. von Sternberg) new resto

Mon 23 November 2015 at 00.15 am:
Regeneration (1915, R. Walsh) new resto

Fri 27 November 1.35 pm:
The General (1926, B. Keaton)

Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:11 am
by Ann Harding
Next silent on Arte TV:

Der müde Tod (1921, F. Lang) on Mon 15 February at 0.35 am
New restoration

Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:56 am
by Ann Harding
Monday 22nd February at 0.05 am

The Three Must-Get-Theres (1922, Max Linder)

and at 1.00 am:

Max et Jane veulent faire du théâtre (1911, R. Leprince) with Max Linder

Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:14 am
by Ann Harding
Yet another Arte silent on Mon 29 February at 1.35 am

Die Somme (1930, Heinz Paul)

Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:06 am
by Ann Harding
Silent features are back on Arte, at last!

A Cottage on Dartmoor (1928, Anthony Asquith) on Mon 14 November at 00.10
A brand new HD restoration with a new score by Peter Reiter-Schaub instead of Stephen Horne's brilliant one on the BFI DVD.

Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:59 am
by johnsweeney
A brand new HD restoration with a new score by Peter Reiter-Schaub instead of Stephen Horne's brilliant one on the BFI DVD.


Why a new score? There are loads of silent films that need decent scores, but this is not one of them.

Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:45 pm
by radiotelefonia
monks19 wrote:
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 ?


It does not matter how, but I was able to get an excellent recording from RAI (Italy) of DeMille's THE WOMAN GOD FORGOT which probably did not came from George Eastman House.

If you want to watch silents, tonight Fernando Martín Peña introduces THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC, which can be seen online for free right here.

http://www.tvpublica.com.ar/

Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:43 pm
by boblipton
The Godless Girl?

Bob

Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:04 am
by Ann Harding
johnsweeney wrote:
A brand new HD restoration with a new score by Peter Reiter-Schaub instead of Stephen Horne's brilliant one on the BFI DVD.


Why a new score? There are loads of silent films that need decent scores, but this is not one of them.

I suspect Arte insisted in having a new score because of the implication of Arte/ZDF. I also suspect it's going to be sub-standard compared with Stephen Horne's.

Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:38 am
by andybenz
ARTE certainly does a great job where the restoration of original scores is concerned (e.g. the orchestral scores by Gottfried Huppertz for METROPOLIS, DIE NIBELUNGEN, ZUR CHRONIK VON GRIESHUUS). New scores commissioned by them often are not nearly as successful since they are almost always written in some musical avantgarde style. This music often says "This film presentation is supposed to be art. This is not for everyone but only for a select few." which is hardly what silent films need. Most silent films were supposed to be for general audiences. Anyone catching an ARTE broadcast (usually in the middle of the night) who is not familiar with silent films will most likely switch channels after a few minutes mainly because of the avantgarde music.

Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:42 pm
by Arndt
Here's the full list of Arte's silent season:

Monday, 14 November 2016 at 11.30 pm
'A Cottage on Dartmoor' (GB, 1929)

Monday, 21 November 2016 at 11.55 pm
'Un chapeau de paille d'italie'/ The Italian Straw Hat (Fr, 1928)

Monday, 28 November 2016 at 0.50 am
'Schatten - Eine Nächtliche Halluzination'/ Warning Shadows - new restoration (D, 1923)

Monday, 5 December 2016 at 11.35 pm
'Az aranyember'/ 'Der Rote Halbmond'/ 'The Red Crescent Moon' (Hungary/ Germany, 1919)

Unfortunately not really anything new here. German blurb as pdf-file for download here:

http://presse.arte.tv/apios/press_release/2214.pdf

Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:48 am
by Ann Harding
Next silent on Arte:

Monday 15 May 2017 at 0.50 am

Within Our Gates (1920, Oscar Micheaux)

Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:31 am
by Ann Harding
It looks like a Micheaux festival!

Mon 22nd May 2017

Body and Soul (1925, Oscar Micheaux) with Paul Robeson

Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:47 am
by Ann Harding
There was a new restoration of Das alte Gesetz (1923, Ewald André Dupont) yesterday evening on Arte. The image is gorgeous, but the score (by French composer Philippe Schoeller) is terrible. You can view it here for 7 days:
https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/069040-000-A/l-evasion-de-baruch/

Next silents on Arte on March 7th at 1.00 am: Shoes (1916, L. Weber) and Suspense (1913, L. Weber)

Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:06 pm
by fredhedges
Ann Harding wrote:There was a new restoration of Das alte Gesetz (1923, Ewald André Dupont) yesterday evening on Arte. The image is gorgeous, but the score (by French composer Philippe Schoeller) is terrible. You can view it here for 7 days:
https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/069040-000-A/l-evasion-de-baruch/


Cette vidéo n'est pas disponible dans mon pays. Merde!

Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:36 am
by Connoisseur
Arte has simultaneously issued a DVD (not: Blu Ray) available from Amazon.de