Provincetown Library with Dr. Marc Strauss
Watched as part of the Film School Drop-Outs Challenge (Revision 2017)
This is one of the recently restored hand-colored Melies films. These were sourced from original nitrate and restored and stabilized.
This is a variation on the serpentine dance that was so popular with filmmakers of the time. The flowing gown and the colors which culminate into the brilliant orange of the fire are spectacular. It's short enough that the dance doesn't get boring and the visuals are breathtaking.
Film School Drop Outs 2018 Weekly Challenge
Week 2 - (2018) - Genre - The Early Epic (1915 - 1935)
I have been studying film since I was eight years old. I have avoided this film like the plague.
When I studied film in college, I was lucky that when my professors discussed Griffith, we usually watched his earlier Biograph shorts and occasionally clips of his features. Over the years, I'd seen a fair number of clips and had read…