The Lost World: a silent film in colour based on the work of Conan Doyle, accompanied here live by Philippe Borecek, brilliant accordionist
"The Lost World" marked its time for its revolutionary special effects.
This silent film, lasting 1 hour 45 minutes and entirely in colour, is exciting from start to finish, with no dead time. This long forgotten masterpiece from 1925 has been restored to its original form by the British Film Institute.
It was in the 1920s that the first film featuring dinosaurs was made, several decades before Steven Spielberg's famous "Jurassic Park".
"The Lost World", directed by Harry O. Hoyt, will forever remain a cult film in the eyes of many, especially for fans of dinosaur and monster movies. Indeed, this seminal film was the forerunner of the great monster films of the following decades, such as the famous "King Kong" in 1933 or "Godzilla" and "Gorgo".
An (almost) faithful adaptation of the work of Arthur Conan Doyle, the famous British novelist to whom we also owe the character of Sherlock Holmes, "The lost world" also gave rise to numerous remakes and pseudo remakes, the best known of which are Irwin Allen's "The lost world" (1960), "Return to the lost world" (1992) and the Jurassic Park saga that is no longer presented today.
Phileas Rogue, alias Philippe Borecek, wrote the music entirely and plays it on the accordion during the screening. Inspired by the tunes and rhythms of the 1920's, and inserting a few pieces by composers known at the time (Ketelbey, Elgar, Stravinsky, etc.), he offers an accompaniment that is accessible to all audiences, and which does not overwhelm the film, but rather serves the emotions of each sequence.
Synopsis: Professor Challenger has one objective: to find the traces of a world full of strange creatures described by the explorer Maples White. To do this, he sets up an expedition consisting of his daughter Paula, Professor Summerlee, journalist Edward Malone and Sir John Roxton. Ten days after their departure, the adventurers arrive in the middle of the Amazon jungle and discover a striking spectacle: before them lies a landscape entirely populated by dinosaurs and other species from the Quaternary era. They decide to capture one of these extraordinary creatures and bring it back to London...
- Pets not allowed
The film starts at 8 pm and lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes; it is followed, as all festival events, by a drink offered by the hosts.
- Other rates (Solidarity show, free participation, recommended minimum 10 euros)
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