Anna Pavlova in The Dumb Girl of Portici

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Daniel Eagan

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Anna Pavlova in The Dumb Girl of Portici

PostFri Feb 10, 2017 12:40 pm

Shameless self-promotion, a Film Comment blog posting about Lois Weber's movie: http://www.filmcomment.com/blog/lois-we ... l-portici/

Shameless confession: I fell hard for Pavlova after seeing the restoration.
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Re: Anna Pavlova in The Dumb Girl of Portici

PostFri Feb 10, 2017 2:10 pm

And well you should fall for Anna! She had an incredible face and not a bad little dancer from what I hear. :D Thanks for a great article!

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Re: Anna Pavlova in The Dumb Girl of Portici

PostFri Feb 10, 2017 4:29 pm

Weber was a fine director- If she had a weak point it was her titles, which she wrote herself. They can be a bit heavy handed.
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Re: Anna Pavlova in The Dumb Girl of Portici

PostFri Feb 10, 2017 5:22 pm

Great article, Daniel! Am looking forward to watching both this restoration and Shoes as well.

The Youtube clip of Pavlova performing the Dying Swan is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. Ever.

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