Top 15 Films of 1897 and 1907

Jandy Hardesty

Jandy is especially drawn to classic, off-beat, and foreign film, but loves a good blockbuster action sequence, too. You can find her on Flickchart as faithx5. She also writes at The Frame, and co-hosts the occasional podcast Not at Odds at Row Three.

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4 Responses

  1. David Conrad says:

    Tom’s right, The Colonel’s Account is a riot! Very well timed, and it’s interesting that restorers took the time to hunt down the intertitles in the archives.

    • Jandy Hardesty says:

      I’m gonna GUESS that the intertitles were not originally in the film. It says they’re drawn from the scenario, which is basically the shooting script. I’m in 1911 now and intertitles that set up the next scene (like chapter headings) are becoming common, but I haven’t seen any dialogue-based ones yet. Doesn’t mean they don’t exist, but this would be by far the earliest example I’ve personally seen. They certainly help us understand it, though!

    • Jandy Hardesty says:

      The two that have the “Gaumont” logo on the bottom are probably original. It’s the dialogue ones that I think may not be.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Excellent as usual–