Fantômas Books 1 & 2
Thursday, August 23, 2012, 4:30 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
Includes the following films:
1913. France. Directed by Louis Feuillade. Adapted from the first Fantômas novel. 55 min.
Juve contre Fantômas
1913. France. Directed by Louis Feuillade. Adapted from the second Fantomas novel. 62 min.
Between 1911 and 1914, Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain wrote 12 “pulp” novels about the master criminal, Fantômas, who appears all over Paris, causing fear and destruction. The great French film pioneer Louis Feuillade adapted five of the novels into a series of feverish and fluid feature-length fantasies. Shot all over Paris, the Fantômas films were adored by the public and the Surrealists alike. With René Navarre, Breon, Georges Melchior, Renée Carl. Digital restorations at 18fps. Silent, with simultaneous English translation of French intertitles.
In the Film exhibition Gaumont Thrillers: From Fantômas to A Gang Story
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