Some are not so recent anymore, but I shall call attention to them nonetheless.
, a notoriously grim and brutal drama of World War I that long survived only in incomplete form.
Dupont has mastered three-point lighting and analytical editing, including shot/reverse shot, as this scene between Barush and his father demonstrates.
Barush is played by Ernst Deutsch, a major actor of the day, including in Expressionist films. MOD Flicker Alley has also developed a healthy list of manufactured-on-demand titles.
Edition Filmmuseum This series continues its steady release of experimental filmmaker James Benning’s works with a sixth two-disc set (DVD only) that goes back to his earliest features, films that solidified his international reputation.
The new two-disc set contains with two films from the late 1970s, flirts with presenting a narrative without ever really concentrating on it.
She arranges for him to join her court-theatre troupe, where he becomes a star as a classical actor.
Using tinting rolls from the Library of Congress, some scenes from star Hobart Bosworth’s collection, and a re-edited Russian distribution print, as well as a copy of the continuity script, the restoration by the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, the Library of Congress, and Gosfilmofond approximates the original American release version fairly closely.
(Two brief missing sections are filled in by photos and the texts of the original titles.) The tinting and toning, based on the Library of Congress material, is authentic and effective (see top), as is the new score by Stephen Horne.
Far from it; his father is induced to read Shakespeare and suddenly realizes that there are indeed more things in heaven and earth than he had dreamed of in his philosophy.
A happy reunion results, and Barush continues his career.
The scenes in the shtetl (above) are done with considerable attention to authenticity and without the sort of ethnic humor that one might expect.
Although Barush encounters prejudice in Europe, he does not evenually learn a lesson about assimilation and go back to his home with his tail between his legs.
Ruttmann injects occasional implicit political commentary, as when he juxtaposes shots of beggars in the streets with the well-fed Berliners in restaurants.
Barratt concentrates on the beautiful and peaceful side of London–historic buildings, quiet parks, pleasant markets, and river scenes.
This massive set (32 discs on Blu-ray, 43 on DVD) contains 53 films, including those by Leni Riefenstahl, Kon Ichikawa, Claude Lelouch, Carlos Saura, and Miloš Forman.
Belgium’s Cinematek won Best Discovery of a Forgotten Film for its in western Russia.