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  • The Carl Davis Collection
    Fairbanks and director Allan Drawn concocted a tale of Machiavellian intrigue on a lavish scale The birth of twins to Anne of Austria and Louis XIII bodies ill for the French monarchy Unwittingly D Artagnan is embroiled in he subterfuge after the abduction of his lover Constance His searcj leads to the eminence gris himself Cardinal Richelieu with whom he strikes a bargain for the lives of his comrades in arms the Three Musketeers His charge is to protect the true heir to the throne from the machinations of the villainous Count de Rochefort Made in 1929 this film marks the silent screen s last homage to a more chivalrous age and Fairbanks spectacular farewell to the art that had made him the uncrowned King of Hollywood The score without making direct quotes reflects the 17th Century musical world of Lully and Charpentier Production Company Elton Corporation USA 1929 Duration 103 minutes Film Print 35mm newly restored B W print available from Photoplay Productions Film Speed 22 5 22 frames per second NB film contains some audio dialogue Recorded for Video Premiere with Davis s score 1999 London Film Festival Notes this film contains two sequences of silence for the

    Original URL path: http://www.carldaviscollection.com/silent-films.php?id=13 (2016-04-28)
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  • The Carl Davis Collection
    department store as an icon of people s aspirations Now plays a spunky sales assistant who aspires to marry the owner of the store As well as animating the strong conflicts and flirtatious love scenes in the film Davis s music is infused with the infectious dance rhythms of the Twenties Production Company Famous Players Lasky USA 1927 Duration 76 minutes Film Print 35mm B W print available from Photoplay

    Original URL path: http://www.carldaviscollection.com/silent-films.php?id=14 (2016-04-28)
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  • The Carl Davis Collection
    in front of which Chaplin improvises a comedy routin It is now a special interest since it features Chaplin s first appearance in his Tramp persona Carl Davis s score is a music rough house complete with crashes whistles and bangs Production Company Keystone USA 1914 Duration 5 minutes Film Print 35mm B W print available from Roy Export Co Film Speed 18 frames per second Premiere with Davis s

    Original URL path: http://www.carldaviscollection.com/silent-films.php?id=45 (2016-04-28)
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  • The Carl Davis Collection
    of rural America is the source of Davis s inspiration for this delightful chamber score Production Company The Harold Lloyd Corporation USA 1927 Duration 82 minutes Film Print 35mm Digibeta and DVD B W print available from Harold Lloyd Entertainment Inc Film Speed 24 frames per second Recorded for Video Premiere with Davis s score 1995 London Buy now Quotes When Harold Lloyd leaps on to the screen at Sadler

    Original URL path: http://www.carldaviscollection.com/silent-films.php?id=15 (2016-04-28)
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  • The Carl Davis Collection
    It tells the story of a criminal who cheats a poor couple out of money but subsequently protects the wife played by Gish against a rival gang Davis s solo piana score emulates the style of the early nickleodeon musicians Production Company American Biograph LISA 1912 Duration 16 minutes Film Print 35mm B W print available from the Museum of Modern Art New York Film Speed 16 frames per second

    Original URL path: http://www.carldaviscollection.com/silent-films.php?id=46 (2016-04-28)
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  • The Carl Davis Collection
    lover from execution after he is accused of treachery Carl Davis s superb music evokes the style and spirit of pre war Vienna animating Garbo s seductive screen presense Production Company MGM USA 1928 Duration 84 minutes Film Print 35mm B W print available from Photoplay Productions Film Speed 24 frames per second Premiere with Davis s score Hannover Buy now Quotes the best Garbo silent film Lubecker Nachrichten 1988

    Original URL path: http://www.carldaviscollection.com/silent-films.php?id=16 (2016-04-28)
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  • The Carl Davis Collection
    the classical and popular music of Napoleon s period drawing in particular on Beetoven and French Revolutionary songs Two striking themes recur throughout the film and bind the score together as a whole The Eagle of Destiny and Josephine Production Company Societe Generale de Films France 1927 Duration 331 minutes Film Print 35mm print of new restoration 2000 available from Photoplay Productions Contact Photoplay Productions in the first instance with regard to film rights and special technical screening requirements Film Speed 18 20 frames per second Premiere with Davis s score 1980 London Quotes this is a voiceless opera it will henceforth be impossible to imagine Gance s film without Davis s score The Scotsman 1981 Abel Gance film is an epic revelation a celebration of the myth creating power of the cinema Sunday Times 1989 The score is by Carl Davis who was set a task that would have daunted Wagner indeed it is considerably longer than Gotterdamerung Mr Davis wisely has not attempted to write the lot himself he has ransacked Haydn Mozart and above all Beethoven and fitted their work to his so skilfully that the seams are truly imperceptible On an ocean of C Major the

    Original URL path: http://www.carldaviscollection.com/silent-films.php?id=17 (2016-04-28)
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  • The Carl Davis Collection
    his uncle the King he is recalled from Heidelberg to be crowned but when he eventually returns to the university he finds that now he is an outsider This bittersweet romantic masterpiece is a perfect example of what beceom known as the Lubitsch touch Carl Davis s lush romantic orchestral textures interspersed with German folk and student drinking songs to accompany the boisterous scenes of university life perfectly compliment the

    Original URL path: http://www.carldaviscollection.com/silent-films.php?id=18 (2016-04-28)
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