DVD - 2012
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The early Hollywood gem, Lonesome, is the creation of a little-known, but audacious and one-of-a-kind auteur, Paul Fejos, who bridged the gap between the silent and sound eras. Fejos pulled out all the stops for his lovely New York symphony set in antic Coney Island during the Fourth of July weekend, employing color tinting, superimposition effects, experimental editing, and a roving camera, plus three dialogue scenes, added because of the craze for talkies.
Publisher: [New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2012]
ISBN: 9781604656220
Branch Call Number: MOVIE LON
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (69 min.) : sd., col., b&w ; 4 3/4 in


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VIFF Opening Gala Film for 1995. USA. This understated silent gem from 1928 opened VIFF 1995 with live musical accompaniment by the Alloy Orchestra. Director Paul Fejos gives us the simplest of stories - one man, one woman and New York. Not only is the film delightfully well-acted, but quiet mome... Read More »

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