Fairy Tales - Early Colour Stencil Films from Pathé

03/12/2012
  |  Buy to Own: 03/12/2012
  |  164 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Collection of French fairy films made by Pathé between 1901 and 1908. The hand-coloured moving images feature a host of tricks with mythical and supernatural beings and dancing girls at the centre of the stories. The films have been set to new music, scored by musicians such as Chris Watson, BJ Nilsen, Hildur Gudnadottir and Christian Fennesz. The collection comprises: 'Drama at the Bottom of the Sea' (1901), 'The Seven Castles of the Devil' (1901), 'Ballet des Sylphides' (1902), 'Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves' (1902), 'Eccentric Waltz' (1903), 'Japonaiseries' (1904), 'Weird Fancies' (1904), 'Metamorphosis of a Butterfly' (1905), 'The Hen That Laid the Golden Eggs' (1905), 'Martyrs Chrétiens' (1905), 'Loïe Fuller' (1905), 'The Wonderful Album' (1905), 'The Bewitched Shepherd' (1905), 'Tit for Tat' (1906),' The Fairy of Spring' (1906), 'Magic Roses' (1906), 'The Golden Beetle' (1907), 'Cinderella' (1907), 'The Red Spectre' (1907), 'The Talisman' (1907), 'The Black Witch' (1907), 'Sleeping Beauty' (1908), 'The Blue Bird' (1908), 'The Black Pearl' (1908) and 'The Fairies and the Faun' (1908).

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