Der Müde Tod (aka Destiny, aka Behind the Wall) (Dir. Fritz Lange, 1921) (Screening format – DCP, 98mins) Der Müde Tod (literally The Weary Death) has often been overlooked even amongst Lang’s earlier work but it is a film rich in expressionist imagery and featuring innovative special effects work. It has been hugely influential, with directors such as Alfred Hitchcock, Ingmar Bergman and Luis Buñuel citing it as a direct influence on their own work. In the film, a young woman (Lil Dagover) confronts the personification of Death (Bernhard Goetzke), in an effort to save the life of her fiancé (Walter Janssen). Death weaves three romantic tragedies and offers to unite the girl with her lover, if she can prevent the death of the lovers in at least one of the episodes. Thus begin three exotic scenarios of ill-fated love, in which the woman must somehow reverse the course of destiny: Persia, Renaissance Venice, and a fancifully rendered ancient China. Find out more at silentfilm.org. With recorded soundtrack. Filmhouse, Edinburgh Link NB Film also screens 10 Jun (twice), 11 Jun (twice) and 12 Jun (three times).
Der Müde Tod (aka Destiny, aka Behind the Wall) (Dir. Fritz Lange, 1921) (Screening format – DCP, 98mins) For film details see 9 June above. With recorded soundtrack. Film Theatre, Glasgow Link NB Film also screens at this venue on 13, 14 and 15th (twice) June
Der Müde Tod (aka Destiny, aka Behind the Wall) (Dir. Fritz Lange, 1921) (Screening format – DCP, 98mins) For film details see 9 June above. With recorded soundtrack. Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh Link
Silent Cinema: A Night At The Cinema In 1914 (Dir. Various, 1914)(Screening format – not known) Recreation of a typical night out at the cinema in 1914, with a glorious miscellany of comedies, adventure films, travelogues and newsreels. Cinema a century ago was a new, exciting and highly democratic form of entertainment. Picture houses across Britain offered a sociable, lively environment in which to relax and escape from the daily grind. With feature films still rare, the programme was an entertaining, ever-changing roster of short items with live musical accompaniment. Among the highlights of this programme of 14 shorts films are a quirky comic short about a face-pulling competition, a sensational episode of the American film serial The Perils of Pauline, an early aviation display, scenes of suffragettes protesting at Buckingham Palace and Allied troops celebrating Christmas at the Front. There is also an anti-German animation film and an early sighting of one of cinema’s greatest icons… . Produced by the British Film Institute, with live musical accompanimant by Will Pickvance. Festival Theatre, Edinburgh Link
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