The Alloy Orchestra Plays Wild and Weird: 14 Fascinating and Innovative Films: 1902-1965
Here are fourteen exciting short films some favorites, others unfamiliar produced between 1902 and 1965. They were photographed silent, but they re not silent anymore. All boast new music composed and performed by the Alloy Orchestra, a three-man ensemble that critic Roger Ebert has called "the best in the world at accompanying silent films". Alloy Orchestra shuns the nostalgic approach, successfully using found percussion and state-of-the-art electronics to reinvigorate films for new audiences with its unique sound, heard here in a spectacular variety of styles.
Films in this new collection are sourced from high quality prints, digitally mastered from around the world, offering wonder, laughter, absurdity, and charm. They represent many genres and styles, including "trick films", hand drawn as well as stop-motion animation, classic comedy, and avant-garde and surrealist surprises.

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 02:05:31 | 6.88 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Silent
Subtitles: none


The Alloy Orchestra Plays Wild and Weird: 14 Fascinating and Innovative Films 1902-1965 including:

-- Le voyage dans la lune [A Trip to the Moon] (Georges Melies, 1902), 13 minutes

-- Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (Edwin S. Porter, 1906), 8 minutes

-- Le spectre rouge [The Red Spectre] (Ferdinand Zecca and Segundo de Chomon, 1907), 9 minutes

-- The Acrobatic Fly (F. Percy Smith, 1908), 3 minutes

-- The Thieving Hand ( Vitagraph Film Company, 1908), 6 minutes

-- Princess Nicotine, or The Smoke Fairy (Vitagraph Film Company, 1909), 5 minutes

-- Those Awful Hats (D. W. Griffith, 1909), 3 minutes

-- Artheme avale sa clarinette [Artheme Swallows His Clarinet] (Eclipse Film Company, 1912), 4 minutes

-- Miest kinooperatora [The Cameraman’s Revenge] (Wladyslaw Starewicz, 1912), 13 minutes

-- The Pet (Winsor McCay, 1921), 10 minutes

-- The Playhouse (Buster Keaton, 1921), 23 minutes

-- Filmstudie (Hans Richter, 1926), 5 minutes

-- The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra (Slavko Vorkapich, Robert Florey and Gregg Toland, 1928), 13 minutes

-- Clay; or The Origin of Species (Eliot Noyes, Jr., 1965), 8 minutes

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