1925 movie by Henri Fescourt

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Lugitum
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Re: 1925 movie by Henri Fescourt

Postby Lugitum » Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:53 am

Interesting thread here about the film and it's new restoration:
http://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11064

The "Ann Harding" poster over there wrote that it's eight hours, but maybe that poster is incorrect based on what is written in our thread right here. The new restoration has been screened already in Toulouse:
http://www.fondation-jeromeseydoux-path ... 3%A9rables

There is more information here:
http://syntex.sk/p/francouzsky-statni-k ... va?lang=EN
That page includes a great poster, which I've re-uploaded here:
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It will also be screened in Italy in October 2015. Since the film has been restored, I hope that there will be a Blu-Ray/Dvd release and it will be the full length 7 or 8 hours.
http://www.cinetecadelfriuli.org/gcm

Fellow poster here, Trompe-la-Mort, had a Youtube channel with clips from the 1925 channel, and was also active in posting. But recently, Trompe-la-Mort has not posted and the Youtube account seems to be locked/closed/deleted. Where is Trompe-la-Mort?

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Re: 1925 movie by Henri Fescourt

Postby humanracer » Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:45 am

The movie is 359 mins. Some say the time variances are due to transfer speed, others say some reels were lost.

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Re: 1925 movie by Henri Fescourt

Postby humanracer » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:56 pm

Saw this yesterday. It was really good. Enjolras was only really featured in the fourth part. None of the other students featured although Grantaire was there (uncredited) and died with Enjolras. Apart from that, all the actors were great in their roles. I felt they should have explained the political reasons for the 1832 insurrection as it would have been confusing even for the audience of 1925. Some of the audience were in tears at the final scene. Maybe they should watch the musical?

Here is a review written by someone who was not familiar with the story,
https://ithankyouarthur.blogspot.co.uk/ ... 925-6.html

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Re: 1925 movie by Henri Fescourt

Postby Lugitum » Mon May 08, 2017 4:17 am

Great! It appears that you saw this at Barbican in London. Any news on a Blu-ray release? :)

I haven't seen the musical yet, only the 2012 UK film. I plan to eventually watch the 1995 musical version though. I recommend that you watch the musical.

It's nice to see some rare adaptations being found and released before they are lost or damaged. Many of the semi-famous adaptations that us fans are watching in the past 15 years were not easily available before then. However, some adaptations are having a different fate, for example the 1967 UK/1973 Mexico adaptations.

How does the 1925 France version compare to the high quality versions, for example 1934 France/1971 France/1973 Mexico/etc? 8)


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