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Films In 1924

Entr’acte (René Clair, 1924)
This early Clair film was to be the entr'acte between the two parts of Rolf de Mare's Swedish ballet "Relache". Picabia intended it to be a procession of dreamlike cerebral images, divorced from the … Read more

SHERLOCK JR. (Buster Keaton, 1924)
Seventy years before Purple Rose of Cairo, Woody Allen's film-inside-a-film, Buster Keaton got there first. Sherlock Jr., in which Keaton stars as well as directs, features a cinema projec­tionis… Read more

THE IRON HORSE (John Ford, 1924)
The “Iron Horse", about the transcontinental track-laying ... race between the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific, is one of the finest of the epic westerns, and greatly influenced ... subsequen… Read more

THE LION OF THE MOGULS (Jean Epstein, 1924)
“Cinema is an experimental device that builds - that is, that conceives - an image of the universe.” - Jean Epstein ... One of France's first masters of the cinematic avant-garde, Jean Epstein cr… Read more

THE NAVIGATOR (Buster Keaton, Donald Crisp, 1924)
Perhaps the most successful film at the Festival last year was The General. Many Festival members were amazed at the freshness of this silent classic and its comic inventiveness and we feel that it i… Read more

Le Fantorne du Moulin Rouge was notable for the various uses Clair made of the cameras resources, sometimes “giving objects a three-dimensional effect by moving round them" (J. Bourgeois). The stor… Read more

THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (Raoul Walsh, 1924)
Early in the 1920s, German historical films (Passion, Anne Boleyn) greatly impressed movie fans and movie producers alike with their lavishness of scene and production. Douglas Fairbanks, by now one … Read more

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