The Resource The late Mathias Pascal

The late Mathias Pascal

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The late Mathias Pascal
Title
The late Mathias Pascal
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Language
eng
Summary
Flicker Alley is proud to present this edition of The late Mathias Pascal. It is remarkably cast with some of the great actors of that era: Ivan Mosjoukine, (as Mathias Pascal), Michel Simon, Lois Moran, Pierre Batcheff and Marcelle Pradot. The film also boasts famous stylized sets designed by Alberto Cavalcanti and Lazare Meerson, seen here to best advantage in a stunning tinted and toned print restored by the Cin?matheque Fran?aise, and accompanied by a beautiful large-orchestra score composed and conducted by Timothy Brock. Mathias, an eccentric dreamer, is trapped in the undertakings of daily life as he suffers his days in a loveless marriage, a dead end job and tyrannized by his ungrateful mother-in-law. Grief-stricken by the death of his mother and infant daughter, Mathias flees to Monte Carlo, where a run of luck at roulette wins him a fortune. After his death is falsely reported, Mathias leaps at the chance of a second and adventurous life in Rome. Both tragedy and comedy, The late Mathias Pascal explores the struggles and possibilities of a man in search of happiness in L'Herbier's most celebrated film. Critic David Melville wrote The white Russian exile Ivan Mosjoukine was arguably the greatest male star of the silent screen. Imagine an actor who combined the matin?e idol looks of John Barrymore with the smoldering sexual magnetism of Valentino, the deft physical comedy of Chaplin with the dark Gothic creepiness of Lon Chaney. It sounds impossible, of course - unless you've seen Mosjoukine in action. This is a co-production of L'Herbier's Cinegraphic company, and Alexandre Kamenka's Films Albatros, the Parisian home of the ?migr? Russian screen colony and maker of many of the most prestigious films of the decade. L'Herbier at this time was among cinema's leading avant-garde directors, the equal of Fritz Lang, Abel Gance and Erich von Stroheim, and The Late Mathias Pascal is considered one of his best films, full of picturesque tricks, spiritual angles, and dream sequences as it passes from rural chamber-film to burlesque fantasy, with an incursion into expressionist comedy of manners. The Late Mathias Pascal is a film of great distinction and virtuoso style, adapted and directed by Marcel l'Herbier from a novel by Luigi Pirandello. The biggest French fantasy film of the 1920s, this co-production of Cinegraphic and Films Albatros, is considered one of L'Herbier's best films, full of picturesque tricks, spiritual angles, and dream sequences as it passes from rural chamber-film to burlesque fantasy, with an incursion into expressionist comedy of manners
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Flicker Alley in 1925
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1889-1939
  • 1895-1975
  • 1909-1990
  • 1901-1932
  • 1901-1982
  • 1888-1979
  • 1888-1969
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mozzhukhin, Ivan Ilʹich
  • Simon, Michel
  • Moran, Lois
  • Batcheff, Pierre
  • Pradot, Marcelle
  • Cavalcanti, Alberto
  • Meerson, Lazare
  • Brock, Timothy
  • L'Herbier, Marcel
  • Kamenka, Alexandre
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
171
Series statement
Feu Mathias Pascal
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roulette
  • Comedy films
  • Tragedy
Technique
live action
Label
The late Mathias Pascal
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Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 171 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1100086
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900275589
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1100086
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
The late Mathias Pascal
Link
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 171 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1100086
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900275589
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1100086
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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