Category: 1920s

Netflix - Napoleon Movie Restoration

Of Netflix, Napoleon and the French Film Heritage

How did the French film industry suddenly change its attitude towards Netflix? And how did Netflix become an advocate for film heritage preservation? Here’s a report by Alina Hirschhausen.

The Phantom of the Opera - 2004

Romantic Horror in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ Movie Adaptations

“The six major theatrical adaptations of Phantom’s story cover a wide realm of romantic horror, fully exploiting the themes and concepts within the character.”

1920s World Cinema - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

The Spirit of Revolution: How World Cinema Defined the 1920s

“There is a danger and dynamism to 20s cinema which was gradually eradicated by the standardisation of production processes.”

The Passion of Joan of Arc Essay - 1928 Movie

The Face of Faith: Falconetti, Dreyer and ‘The Passion of Joan of Arc’

“Today, what survives is a film of exquisite poise, of fleshly tenderness against concrete cruelty, an evocative warmth against the coldness of Joan’s formidable suffering.”

Destiny Movie Essay - 1921 Fritz Lang Film (Der müde Tod)

Love and Death: The Romantic Sorrow of Fritz Lang’s ‘Destiny’

“‘Destiny’ arrives at its final satisfying destination as a poetic and deeply affecting film, an ethereal meditation from a now legendary filmmaker…”