ESTHER (1910)

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ESTHER (1910)

PostWed Apr 11, 2012 11:45 am

Here's another great example of hand coloring and tinting, from Gaumont's Esther (1910).

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Notice the Gaumont logo on the wall behind the maid.

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Thanks to George Willeman of the Library of Congress for providing these frame grabs.
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Re: ESTHER (1910)

PostWed Apr 11, 2012 2:49 pm

Weren't these stencil-tinted? Without disputing the beauty and interest of these pieces, is that real quite the same?

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Re: ESTHER (1910)

PostWed Apr 11, 2012 2:59 pm

What was the process for stenciling? I've never understood it.
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Re: ESTHER (1910)

PostWed Apr 11, 2012 3:18 pm

Esther is a favorite Bible story which is always being distorted by Hollywood. It's really quite a gripping tale just as it is without any really heavy religious themes. It's about the bravery of a yound woman who risks her life for her people. It's wonderfully described in the text.

Any chance this film is available, even if only in B&W? I'd love to see it.
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Re: ESTHER (1910)

PostWed Apr 11, 2012 7:13 pm

Bruce,

:) Thanks. Those are stunning images. The color is rich and impressive to behold.

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