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Films In 1934

Out of the fifty-odd films of the great Japanese director, Yasujiro Ozu, about twenty are lost to us today. Throughout his career, Ozu repeated certain plots and dramatic situations many times; A Story of Floating Weeds, one of his favourites, was remade 25 years later as Floating Weeds. ... An ... Read more
Lyrical, haunting, comical, surrealistic, beautiful, sad, magical: this newly restored print of Jean Vigo's L'Atalante shifts the adjectival gears into overdrive. ... Made in 1934, the film was so out of kilter with the conventional currents of its time that, like the Seine river barge, L'Atalante ... Read more
An experimental film of animated cutout figures,The Idea was one of the first films to use animation for serious purposes - to depict the creation and birth of an artistic idea. The. emotional effect is due to a, great extent to the dramatic strength and plastic quality of Masereel's original ... Read more
A serpentine dance interpreted by one of Loie Fuller's disciples This short film was part of the series La Fee'rie des Ballets Fantastiaues. The decision to film outside the studio, in natural light, means Le Lys, which from the outset was one of Loie Fuller's most renowned choreographies, has a ... Read more
"Man of Aran" comes closer than "Nan-ook of the North" or "Moana" to the life we know or our forebears knew, to our racial past. . . . The nameless man of Aran is separated from us only by the genera-lions that brought towns and machines and easy living to our own kind. He even speaks a language ... Read more
The first version of this thriller, produced in 1934 in England,was a critical and popular success which helped to establish ... Hitchcock's reputation. The storyline, based on a Bulldog Drummond book, was simple yet effective. ... A British couple on vacation in Switzerland learn of an ... Read more
Sophia Frederica is brought from Germany to Russia to become the wife of the mad Grand Duke Peter. She is, at first, innocent and wondering, but when married and plunged into the intrigue of the decadent Court, she gradually hardens and, with the aid of some of the guards, overthrows the Grand Duke ... Read more
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