Gertie the Dinosaur ★★★★★

SIFF 2015

Part of Serge Bromberg's Saved from the Flames compilation/presentation.

Bromberg's narration adds a lot to the experience, for both this and the Méliès and the rest of the program, bringing back the carnivalesque in the Cinema of Attractions, helping these old movies that can seem stiff or staid when seen at home or in an academic environment seem almost as fresh and fascinating as they must have been 100 years ago (while of course educating the masses about film preservation).