Oscar Apfel, Paramount's Forgotten Man

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Oscar Apfel, Paramount's Forgotten Man

PostTue Jan 16, 2018 9:42 am

Oscar Apfel, who Jesse Lasky himself calls his company's chief director in 1914, is Paramount's forgotten man, directing its first film and passing on his requirements of authenticity, location shooting, innovative effects, and fancy camerawork/lighting to Cecil B. DeMille. Apfel shot sound films at Edison in 1912, was the first to shoot a person in a double role, one of the first to employ dissolves and effects, long forgotten today.
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Re: Oscar Apfel, Paramount's Forgotten Man

PostTue Jan 16, 2018 10:03 am

Very interesting, I had no idea. I love your Daily Mirror pieces.

I wonder how many others first imprinted on Apfel the actor as Joe Morrison's father in W.C. Fields' The Old Fashioned Way?

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