KICKSTARTER: Uncle Tom' Cabin (1903 and 1914)

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KICKSTARTER: Uncle Tom' Cabin (1903 and 1914)

PostFri Nov 10, 2017 8:30 pm

A double-bill of two Uncle Tom's Cabin, anyone? 1903 and 1914 versions.
In order to gauge the interest in the production of dvd-R and blu-ray-R copies of these films, Grapevine Video has started a Kickstarter campaign:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/17 ... 903-and-19

Here's an interesting assessment of the 1914 version:
http://anttialanenfilmdiary.blogspot.co ... lucas.html
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Uncle Tom' Cabin (1903 and 1914)

PostFri Nov 10, 2017 8:49 pm

I was the first backer. I look forward to watching the 1914 version.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Uncle Tom' Cabin (1903 and 1914)

PostFri Nov 10, 2017 9:32 pm

I am also in. I will be very interested to see how these two versions compare to the 1927 version that most of us are probably more familiar with since it is out on DVD for a while now.

The comparisons of the characters played by Fischer, Lowe, Littlefield, Carewe, and even Hamilton (the Quaker Phineas Fletcher who saves Margarita Fischer and her child from the cold raging river (filmed for 3 weeks in central PA)) in the 1927 version to these two older versions to see if they used their actors and actresses in the same manner to convey the brutality of the times.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Uncle Tom' Cabin (1903 and 1914)

PostSat Nov 11, 2017 9:16 am

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Re: KICKSTARTER: Uncle Tom' Cabin (1903 and 1914)

PostSat Nov 11, 2017 7:30 pm

I’ve seen the 1914 version. I haven’t seen the‘27 to compare it, but can tell you the ‘14 version’s intertitles have the most instances of the “N“ word you’ve ever seen in a silent movie.

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Re: KICKSTARTER: Uncle Tom' Cabin (1903 and 1914)

PostSat Nov 11, 2017 8:13 pm

While the 1903 version is very interesting (as is the Lubin version, issued the same year), I think the 1914 version is the most honest and likeliest the most accurate silent version of the stage show. A clean print is something to be hoped for, despite the use of the N-word and other issues that modern tastes will find, well, distasteful.

Next up: a cleaned-up version of The Jew of Malta .

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Re: KICKSTARTER: Uncle Tom' Cabin (1903 and 1914)

PostSat Nov 11, 2017 8:26 pm

The 1927 version is on you tube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcusfMS87uw" target="_blank

The river rescue scene starts at @ 37 minutes in this film.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Uncle Tom' Cabin (1903 and 1914)

PostSat Nov 11, 2017 9:52 pm

There's a pretty cool Uncle Tom's Cabin site from someone at
http://utc.iath.virginia.edu/sitemap.html is for Uncle Tom's Cabin in American culture, and
http://utc.iath.virginia.edu/onstage/films/fihp.html
is the section on Uncle Tom's Cabin at the movies and is almost entirely about the silent versions. It's pretty interesting.

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Re: KICKSTARTER: Uncle Tom' Cabin (1903 and 1914)

PostWed Nov 22, 2017 1:18 pm

FUnding currently stands at a bit over $1700. A stretch goal of $2,000 has been added. Achieving it will mean inclusion of a 2k transfer of the OUR GANG comedy Uncle Tom's Uncle.

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