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Fairy Tales: Early Colour Stencil films from Pathe (DVD)
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FAIRY TALES EARLY COLOUR STENCIL FIMS FROM PATHበOnce upon a time, during the belle ápoque in turn-of-the-century Paris, a short-lived film form called 'scá¨nes de feeries'('fairy films') were produced in great number by the Pathé Frá¨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 Guá°nadéttir, 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 l'or (1908, 8 mins): a trip to the magical underground gold foundry of the dwarves Barbe-blue (1901, 11 mins): Georges Máliá¨s telling of the Bluebeard tale with music by SAVX Little Red Riding Hood (1922, 8 mins): Anson Dyer's 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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