Early Ernst Lubitsch Night: Club Screening

May’s Bristol Silents Club Screening has us stepping to the world of Ernst Lubitsch; early Lubitsch to be in fact.

The film we’re showing is one of his finest films & the fact that it was an enormous hit in it’s day should reassure you that if you come along you’ll have a cracking evening.

The screening with be introduced by Dr Mark Bould of the University of West of England and he has provided us with the following words which explain his fascination with the film:

Many people think of silent movies as overacted melodramas. In this month’s film, Ernst Lubitsch, famed for his subtlety and sophistication, sets himself a fascinating problem: how to adapt a play, renowned for wittily revitalising hackneyed characters and situations, without using a single line of dialogue from the original and without falling back into melodramatic clichés. He not only succeeds, but in places massively improves upon his source.

Don’t forget, as with all our club screenings admission is free.

People will be gathering from 7.30 & the film will begin screening begin at 8pm.

The Kings Arms,
168 Whiteladies Road

Wednesday 9th May

Regular screening notes will be provided of course.

More information can be found on Facebook.

  1. #1 by James Harrison on May 8, 2012 - 7:43 am

    Which I was there for this one. Damn Honeymoons!!

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