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Author: Marcel L'HerbierBrigitte HelmAlfred AbelPierre AlcoverYvette GuilbertAll authors
Publisher: [United Kingdom] : Eureka Entertainment Ltd., ©2008.
Series: Masters of cinema series.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : No Linguistic Content : Special 80th anniversary 2 x Disc edView all editions and formats
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"[A]n opulent classic of late silent-era cinema, adapted from Zola's novel of the same name. ... Business tycoons Saccard and Gunderman lock horns when the former tries to raise capital for his faltering bank. To inflate his stock, Saccard concocts a duplicitous publicity student involving the unwitting aviator Hamelin and a flight across the Atlantic, much to the dismay of his wife Line. The Hamelins become pawns  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Motion pictures, French
Film adaptations
Drama
Named Person: Émile Zola
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Marcel L'Herbier; Brigitte Helm; Alfred Abel; Pierre Alcover; Yvette Guilbert; Antonin Artaud; Jean-François Zygel; Émile Zola; Production cinémondial (Firm); France. Ministère de la culture.; Centre national de la cinématographie (France). Service des archives du film.; Eureka Video (Firm)
OCLC Number: 276485135
Language Note: Silent film with musical accompaniment added; intertitles in French; optional subtitles in English.
Notes: Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 1928.
Based on L'Argent / [by] Émile Zola.
"Restauré par les Archives françaises du film du Centre national de la cinématographie et le concours du Ministère de la culture."--Opening frames.
Accompanying booklet contains archival publicity stills, an essay by noted professor of French film Richard Abel, newly translated interviews with L'Herbier, and newly translated reviews from the later 1920s.
Special features: newly improvised musical accompaniment by French composer and pianist Jean-Francois Zygel -- About L'argent (1928) - Jean Dréville's 40 min "making of" documentary -- Marcel L'Herbier: Poet of the silent art (2007) - a 54 min documentary profile -- archival footage of Brigitte Helm arriving in Paris and screen-tests of the actors -- a demonstration of L'Herbier's innovative sound techniques.
Aspect ratio 1.33:1.
Credits: Director of photography, Jules Kruger; music [for the 2008 restoration], Jean-François Zygel.
Cast: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Pierre Alcover, Yvette Guilbert, Antonin Artaud.
Target Audience: UK Cert. "PG: contains mild threat, violence and sex references."--Container.
Description: 2 videodiscs (165 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (78 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
Details: DVD, PAL, Region 2; Dolby Digital 5.1; Dolby Digital 2.0; playable on most computer media systems.
Contents: Disc 1. The film --
Disc 2. Supplements.
Series Title: Masters of cinema series.
Other Titles: Money
Responsibility: Production cinémondial ; Ministère de la culture ; Les archives du film du Centre national de la cinématographie présentent ; réalisation de Marcel L'Herbier,1928 ; adapté et réalisé par Marcel L'Herbier.

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"[A]n opulent classic of late silent-era cinema, adapted from Zola's novel of the same name. ... Business tycoons Saccard and Gunderman lock horns when the former tries to raise capital for his faltering bank. To inflate his stock, Saccard concocts a duplicitous publicity student involving the unwitting aviator Hamelin and a flight across the Atlantic, much to the dismay of his wife Line. The Hamelins become pawns in a high-stakes chess game played out by unscrupulous speculators."--Container.

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