Thursday, October 31, 2013

Haxan Mixed Gallery

In Mexico the day we call Halloween is known as Dia de las Brujas or Day of the Witches; so with that in mind here is are some stills celebrating Mexico's take on the day, with a gallery from the most famous witchcraft film ever made in the silent era:  Häxan:  Witchcraft Through The Ages!

Dante's Inferno (1911)

The is the world's oldest surviving feature length film of any it's kind of cool that the genre is Horror!  And believe me, this is one hell (pun intended) of a horror film!! Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! This Is Super Cute!!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Now Or Never With Chamber Music

A Harold Lloyd classic from 1921, this version of Now Or Never, a sepia toned comedy farce, features a specially composed chamber music soundtrack by Donald Sosin.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Legong Dance Of The Virgins (1935)

It is rare to find a feature length silent film in age of talkies (unless it was made in 1929, when the first talkies were introduced), and this was filmed in 1935, well into the talkie era.  In fact, this was the last Hollywood silent film to ever be released from the original silent era onward.  It is also the very last film ever shot in two-strip Technicolor.  There were actually 3 versions of it, with the original running 65 minutes, and two censored version (one for the US and the other for the UK), that ran roughly 45 minutes.  As a result, parts of the film have been lost.  The above movie is as restored as the film will be, unless someone finds more footage somewhere.  It was shot entirely on location in Bali.