Bristol Silents Speak Up: Fantômas

Originally posted on 20thcenturyflicks:

Welcome to the first in a series of posts from our friends, Bristol Silents.

While we here in the video store can talk about Hal Hartley, 1980s horror and Nicolas Cage movies until well after closing time, we’re not so au fait with the silent stuff. That’s why it’s good to have friends in quiet places. If you’re wondering where that is, it’s over here. Read on friends!

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BRISTOL SILENTS RECOMMENDS… FANTOMAS

by James Harrison

‘The first great movie experience’ David Thompson

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There is no argument about it. Louis Feuillade had an impeccable track record for bringing chaos to the cinema screen. Over the course of his directing career, which only lasted just under 20 years (he made roughly 600 films between 1906 – 1924) Feuillade would bring audiences an extensive amount of assassinations, a big concentration of exploding buildings, the destruction of national monuments, bridges and the French…

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