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  • The Carl Davis Collection
    locomotive and burn bridges in order to break communication lines was thwarted by an alert and quick thinking Southern railroad engineer The film contains the most expernsive single shot ever staged for a silent film A full size railroad bridge was built specifically to be destroyed along with a multi wagon train Carl Davis s symphonic development of a mock heroic theme builds up an atmosphere of sustained tension and anticipation He brings out the Civil War conflict through ingenious use of the songs of the period Production Company Joseph M Schenck Productions USA 1927 Duration 76 minutes Film Print 35mm B W print struck from the original camera negative available from Park Circus UK and Europe 35mm print and DCP available from Cohen Film Collection Rest of World Film Speed 25 frames per second Recorded for Video Premiere with Davis s score 1987 London Notes the harmonica part in this film is vital It is possible to replace it with either synthesiser or oboe Buy now Quotes this screening of Buster Keaton s classic Civil War comedy The General with a live score by Carl Davis deserves nothing but praise the music made its own powerful contribution to a

    Original URL path: http://www.carldaviscollection.com/silent-films.php?id=9 (2016-04-28)
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  • The Carl Davis Collection
    scenes of sadism and spectactular riot and fire as its finale was highly controversial in its day and fuelled a review of institutional practice The score is an unusual grouping drawing on themes from Bach as well as the hymm What Wonderous Love is This Production Company Pathe 1929 Duration 118 minutes Film Print 35mm B W print with one tinted sequence available from Photoplay Productions Film Speed 24 frames

    Original URL path: http://www.carldaviscollection.com/silent-films.php?id=10 (2016-04-28)
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  • The Carl Davis Collection
    Valley Carl Davis uses very unusual orchestral combinations to capture the expressionist style of the film There are interludes of spit and sawdust piano parodies of German band music and starkly bleak passages that explore the darker sides of human emotion Production Company MGM USA 1924 Duration 13 mintutes Film Print 35mm B W available from Photoplay Productions Film Speed 16 20 frames per second Recorded for Video Premiere with

    Original URL path: http://www.carldaviscollection.com/silent-films.php?id=11 (2016-04-28)
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  • The Carl Davis Collection
    a high rise hotel and encounters a pretty sleepwalker high on a window ledge There follows one of Harold s most frightening routines as he tries to save her from falling Accompanying this scene is one of Bellini s most beautiful melodies Production Company Rolin Films USA 1920 Duration 26 minutes Film Print DigiBeta and DVD B W print available from Harold Lloyd Entertainment Inc Film Speed 21 frames per

    Original URL path: http://www.carldaviscollection.com/silent-films.php?id=44 (2016-04-28)
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  • The Carl Davis Collection
    completed the film but Kevin Broow found a cutting order and edited it is Chaplin intended Carl Davis s score emulates Chaplin s own style of composition comedy mixed with sentiment much influenced by English music hall tradition Production Company First National USA 1918 Duration 18 minutes Film Print B W print available from Roy Export Co Film Speed 20 frames per second Premiere with Davis s score 1982 London

    Original URL path: http://www.carldaviscollection.com/silent-films.php?id=42 (2016-04-28)
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  • The Carl Davis Collection
    for America On arrival in the Land of Liberty the lovers go their seperate ways but are reunited in a cafe and manage to outwit an aggressive waiter Production Company Mutual USA 1917 Duration 26 minutes Film Print B W print DigiBeta and DVD available from Faber Music Film Speed c 20 frames per second Premiere with Davis s score 1991 Munich Buy now Links Buy the DVD Now Silent

    Original URL path: http://www.carldaviscollection.com/silent-films.php?id=37 (2016-04-28)
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  • The Carl Davis Collection
    Babylon the massacre of the Hugenots the crucifixion of Jesus and a contemporary 1915 story of social injustice involving the last minute rescue of a boy from the gallows The set of Belshazzar s Palace was one of the most spectacular ever seen on film Davis draws on a large orchestra for the musical delineation of each narrative The modern story mainly uses a small theatre orchestra the Renaissance episode adds recorder and guitar the biblical story has elements of Baroque style and the music for Babylon is lush and exotic All the episodes are underpinned by a chorale theme representing intolerance Production Company Wark Producing Corporation USA 1916 Duration 167 Film Print 35mm colour print reproducing the original tints and tones available from Park Circus outside N America 35mm print and DCP available from Cohen Film Collection N America Film Speed 16 18 frames per second Recorded for Video Premiere with Davis s score 1986 Leeds Buy now Quotes With its gut wrenching score an epic story set in four epochs emotions on a vast melodramatic scale and a beautifully tinted print the evening made me think of how pallid most movie going is nowadays New Statesman 1988 perhaps

    Original URL path: http://www.carldaviscollection.com/silent-films.php?id=12 (2016-04-28)
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  • The Carl Davis Collection
    is the Babylonian story depicting nothing less than the fall of Babylon the Judean story which revolves around the crucifixion of Christ the French story which presents the St Bartholomew s Day Massacre in all its horror and a modern American story of class struggle crime and the plight of life in the early 20th century set within urban slums and the prison system Starring such luminaries as Lillian Gish Constance Talmadge and Miriam Cooper who share screentime with an enormous main cast and some 3 000 extras Griffith s film the most expensive motion picture ever produced at the time went on to become a critical success whose influence has only grown in the decades since The Masters of Cinema Series are proud to present the 2013 restoration of Kevin Brownlow s and David Gill s preserved Intolerance featuring Carl Davis s orchestral score for the first time on Blu ray in the UK 2 DISC BLU RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES New high definition 1080p presentation of the acclaimed Brownlow and Gill Thames Silents restoration of the film Orchestral score by the esteemed composer Carl Davis Two feature length films by Griffith that act as companion pieces to Intolerance

    Original URL path: http://www.carldaviscollection.com/dvd-11/intolerance (2016-04-28)
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