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Fairy Tales: Early Colour Stencil films from Pathe (DVD)
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FAIRY TALES EARLY COLOUR STENCIL FIMS FROM PATH?º Once upon a time, during the belle ?poque in turn-of-the-century Paris, a short-lived film form called sc?nes de feeries(fairy films) were produced in great number by the Path Fr?res company. In jewel-like colours the films recreated the theatrical spectacles of the age with their fantastical settings, dancing girls, mythical beasts, supernatural brings and a plethora of stage illusion enhanced by the trickery of the new medium of film. Made to appeal to young and old spectators alike, these gorgeous films offer modern audiences a fascinating glimpse into the magical world of the nineteen-century theatre. Presented here with original hand-colouring, each film is accompanied with a newly-commissioned soundtrack composed by recording artists from the leading experimental music label Touch. Contributions from such acclaimed composers as Chris Watson, Fennesz, Hildur Gu?nadttir, Ryoji Ikeda, Philip Jeck, and BJNilsen combine with the beautiful images to create a unique and unforgettable experience. Special features Newly commissioned scores by Touch artists, including Philip Jack, Fennesz and Chris Watson Au Pays de lor (1908, 8 mins): a trip to the magical underground gold foundry of the dwarves Barbe-blue (1901, 11 mins): Georges M?li?s telling of the Bluebeard tale with music by SAVX Little Red Riding Hood (1922, 8 mins): Anson Dyers animation made for Hepworth Picture Plays with music by Rosy Parlane La Danse du diable(Sint-Lukas versions): nine alternative scores by students from Sint-Lukas Brussels University College of Art and Design Fully illustrated booklet with film notes and credits France | 1902 -1908 | stencil-coloured, tinted, and black ; white | silent with music | 156 minutes | DVD9 | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | Dolby Digital stereo audio (320kbps) | Region 2 DVD

Running Time: 156 minutes
Region: Region 2

Release Date: 3 Dec. 2012

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