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Lonesome (2012, original release: 1928)


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Published: [Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2012]
Series: Criterion collection
Description:  2 videodiscs (69 min.) : sd., col., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 6314743001 :,
Language:  English

Originally produced as motion picture in 1928

Includes Paul Fejos's 1929 feature, The last performance starring Conrad Veidt about a magician who becomes smitten with his assistant. Initially filmed as a silent, dialogue scenes were added before it was released. This version no longer exists, so presented here is the Danish version of the silent film, retitled De tovl klinger (The twelve swords) with Danish intertitles and added English subtitles

Special features include audio commentary; The last performance, Paul Fejos's 1929 silent; reconstructed sound version of Broadway; Fejos memorial, 1963 visual essay; audio excerpts about Broadway from an interview with Hal Mohr; a booklet featuring essays by Phillip Lopate

Barbara Kent, Glenn Tryon, Fay Holderness, Gustav Partos, Eddie Philips, Andy Devine

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

Rating: Not rated

DVD, NTSC, 1.19:1 apsect ratio, monaural

In English with a mix of English intertitles and dialogue with optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired

disc 1. Lonesome -- disc 2. De tolv Klinger = The Twelve Swords ; Broadway

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