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Films In 1926

CARMEN (Jacques Feyder, 1926)
This is probably the cinema's best version of Carmen, shot on location in raw, rocky Spanish settings and exuding a hot-house atmosphere of sexual passion and repression which stems more from Merimee… Read more

JUNGLE WOMAN (Frank Hurley, 1926)
This early Australian melodrama deals with two stranded gold prospectors, South and Mardyke, who visit the Bunda-Bunda Plantation at the outskirts of Merauke in New Guinea. They set out on the expedi… Read more

THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED (Karl Koch, Lotte Reiniger, 1926)
Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is commonly claimed to be the first animated feature film. However, over a decade before, in 1926, Berlin-born avant gardist Lotte Reiniger designed the exqui… Read more

The Adventures of Prince Achmet has the distinction of being the first full length animated film ever made. After an initial failure to get a major release in Berlin, the film was shown in Paris and … Read more

THE GENERAL (Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman, 1926)
Buster Keaton is essentially the comedian of order, of logic; aloof, deadpan, isolated in his contests with the implacable machine &ndash: a runaway train, in this instance &ndash: he operates with a… Read more

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