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  Abel Gance (1889-1981)
Gance’s remarkable symbolism is exemplified in the film’s conclusion: as the old railway mechanic dies quietly and painlessly in his mountain chalet, his daughter joins the local villagers outside in the snow in a circular farandole dance, a dance in which nature itself, in the form of clouds, participates.
Gance’s radical technique is thus wedded to a radical vision of history at odds with the classical restraint which had long held both social organization and aesthetics in check.
Abel Gance was a giant of cinema art, a genius whose artistic courage and humanist vision created masterpieces that inspired many other directors, from his silent film contemporaries in the 1920s to the French Nouvelle Vague of the 1950s and 1960s.
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 ABEL GANCE : Encyclopedia Entry
Abel Gance (October 25, 1889 - November 10, 1981) was a world-renowned French film director, producer, writer, actor and editor.
The success of this film was undermined by its length (6 hours) and the need for special film projection equipment to show the film, particularly the final segment of the film where the screen triples in size to show a staggering panorama of a battlefield.
Gance did not manage the transition from silent films to talkies successfully.
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 Abel Gance
The renowned French film director Abel Gance was born illegitimate.
His parents wanted him to become a lawyer, but from an early age Gance was attracted to the Theatre.
It is licensed under the GNU free documentation license.
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 Abel Gance's Beethoven Reviews, Specs, Price Comparison, Discounts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Abel Gance was a true cinematic artist, we could see that in the restored version of his silent epic "Napoleon".
Abel Gance seems to have understood this and respecting the genius of another master of the artistic trade, delivers a very touching account of the master's life.
Abel Gance's effort is just a tiny cut in Beethoven's life and by reducing it into a two hour effort, he just partially managed to expose the man behind the composer, turning it naturally, as one would expect from a master such as Gance, into a masterpiece.
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 Abel Gance / Director / films / biography
The renowned French film director Abel Gance was born outside of wedlock in 1889.
His parents encouraged him to begin a career as a lawyer, but from an early age Gance was attracted to the theatre.
The success of this film was undermined by its length (6 hours) and the need for specialist film projection equipment to show the film, particularly the final segment of the film where the screen triples in size to show a staggering panorama of a battlefield.
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 Abel Gance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Abel Gance (October 25th, 1889 - November 10th, 1981) a world renowned French film director, producer, writer, actor and editor.
He was both born and died in Paris.
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 Abel Gance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
British film preservationist and historian Kevin Brownlow's detailed history of Abel Gance's "Napoleon".
Kane and Abel come back again with their second LP on No Limit Records.
They're the ones who sliced off a piece of that responsory and took it home to their mommas.
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 Movies Unlimited: Browse By Categories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Abel Gance's long-lost doomsday thriller is seen here in a truncated "roadshow" version that played American theaters in 1934.
Pioneering filmmaker Abel Gance ("Napoleon") examined another controversial chapter in European history with this lavish melodrama about the 15th-century Italian family whose lust for power reached even the Papal throne, and whose treachery made them infamous.
Thirty years after his epic "Napoleon," director Abel Gance returned to the life of the Little Corporal with this look at the decisive 1805 conflict between French forces and the armies of Austria and Russia.
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 Abel Gance (1889 - 1981)
British artist Francis Bacon saw Abel Gance's Napoléon at the Paris Opéra on its premiere in April 1927.
Directed by silent film pioneer Abel Gance, "Lucrezia Borgia" (1935, 93 min.) blazes onto the screen with the story of one of history's most ruthlessly ambitious families.
Gance had intended the final reel of the film to be screened as a triptych via triple projection, or Polyvision.
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Gance has been recongnized as an innovative filmmaker whose vision went far beyond the limits of the technology available to him (wide-screen, split screen, colour).
The British film historian Kevin Brownlow, who has restored both the film and the reputation of Gance in the English-speaking world, quotes Gance as saying that "a major fault of Napoleon was its 'abuse of documentation'" and that Napoleon was a tragic figure trapped in the "whirlpool" of history.
Gance's excessive, often self-indulgent masterpiece is visually astounding with its use of split-screen effects, etc., and at moments very moving (for example, in the college snowball fight).
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Even though Gance was never able to finish his gigantic historical fresco (designed for showing on several screens at the same time), the viewer is nevertheless carried away by the film's beautiful construction and the lyricism of the images.
The pace is breathless, doubtless as a result of the new techniques which Gance invented specially for this film: cameras on horse-back or on swings, superimposition of images, etc. As for Honegger's magnificent music, it remains as powerfully seductive as it was when first written.
And Gance loved this film so much that that he released later versions, notably one with sound, a feature which the director had planned for when he made the actors articulate the words of the dialogue for the soundtrack that was to come.
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Abel Gance, the Charm of Dynamite - 72 (IFFR 1972)
Portrait of Abel Gance focusing on his silent-film oeuvre.
Kevin Brownlow: 'This film is about the silent film period of Abel Gance, whose name was unknown in England in the sixties.
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 IFFR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Abel Gance, the Charm of Dynamite - 72
Portret van Abel Gance waarin zijn zwijgende film-periode centraal staat.
Kevin Brownlow: 'Deze film handelt over de zwijgende filmperiode van Abel Gance, wiens naam in de jaren zestig onbekend was in Engeland.
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 Arts and Abel Gance posters: poster printing on-line store, best frame Abel Gance posters & art
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 Abel Gance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The New Testament says that "by faith Abel offered unto God a moreexcellent sacrifice than Cain" (Hebrews 11:4), and thatCain slew Abel "because his own works were evil and his brother's righteous" (1 John 3:12).
"The blood of sprinkling" is said to speak "better things than that of Abel" (Hebrews 12:24); thatis, the blood of Jesus is the reality of which the blood of the offering made by Abel was only the ty...
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 ABEL GANCE:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Search for TV Listings, Movies, Celebrities, Photos and Video Albert Dieudonne NAPOLEON Abel Gance, 1927 Our rating: Abel Gance's visionary silent epic NAPOLEON is a dazzling display of cinematic virtuosity that tells the story of the French emperor from his boyhood to the French Revolution to his triumphant conquering of Italy
Abel Gance, for instance, compares the film with hieroglyphs: 'Here, by a remarkable regression, we have come back to the level of expression of the Egyptians...
This, however, did not keep Abel Gance from adducing hieroglyphs for purposes of comparison, nor S*verin-Mars from speaking of the film as one might speak of paintings by Fra Angelico
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In Abel Gance's version, "Un Grand Amour de Beethoven", not only do we find some of the best French actors of an Era long gone, but we have...
Abel Gance's epic is one of the most underated films in cinermatic history.I have been very fortunate to see the screening at the Barbican in London along with Carl Davies and the Wren orchestra.
Any one who was at that performance were moved to excitment and tears(of joy).To think that any...
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 Abel Gance Napoleon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
1) " Abel" -- As to Abel Gance Napoleon
Thus Abel isoften taken to mean "source of God" (breath), or "transitoriness" (oneness with God).
There are several references to Abel in the New Testament.
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 Abel Gance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Abel Gance Other important films of the 1920s: La Roue (1922) aboutan incestuous railroad engineer: Napoleon vu par Abel Gance(1927): La Fin du Monde (1930) about a comet on a collisioncourse with the earth.
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 1895 no 31, oct. 2000 : Abel Gance
Laurent Véray, Abel Gance, cinéaste à l’œuvre cicatricielle, 19
Abel Gance, la Société des nations et le cinéma européen à la fin des années vingt, 129
Bernard Bastide, Abel Gance vu par… huit cinéastes des années vingt, 143
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 Ludwig van Beethoven : le film "Un grand Amour de Beethoven", d'Abel Gance - Dominique PRÉVOT
Abel Gance réalisa un film sur Beethoven en 1936 : "Un grand amour de Beethoven".
Abel Gance nous entraîne dans un film d'une très grande sensibilité.
Un souffle qui anime le film est conduit par le talent du réalisateur, Abel Gance, et de l'interprète principal, Harry Baur (qui joue Beethoven à tout âge avec le même visage et la même allure !).
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 ABEL GANCE, YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW - TV France International - french tv distributors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
ABEL GANCE, YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW - TV France International - french tv distributors
0 resume Cinema history is the story of Abel Gance.
His importance in guiding the Seventh Art is discovered and confirmed through the some 50 films to his credit, several theatre plays, and the strange 1931 book "Prisme", which contains his astounding scientific intuitions.
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 Films about Beethoven: "Un grand Amour de Beethoven", by Abel Gance - Ludwig van Beethoven's website - ...
Abel Gance realised "Un Grand Amour de Beethoven" ("A great love of Beethoven")
The talent of director, Abel Gance, and of the principal actor, Harry Baur, give the film constant animation.
The characters are all very Machiavellican: Giulietta is Beethoven's muse - good and attentive; Therese is egoistic, indecisive and unhappy; Karl is the yob all too frequently described; the composer's friends form a band of happy, loyal companions; his servant is completely devoted to him, all his life...
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 ABEL GANCE ET SON NAPOLEON - TV France International - french tv distributors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
ABEL GANCE ET SON NAPOLEON - TV France International - french tv distributors
Old footage shows how Napoleon was shot, how ingenious and funny miracles were behind the origins of certain scenes and thanks to several other films made during the shoot.
Numerous rare set photos, Abel Gance's production diaries and manuscripts show when and how the idea of the panoramic screen and Gance's unique "triptychs" came about.
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 Profile on Abel Gance
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In the same year, he made his first film, La Digue, but it was unsuccessful.
His five-hour play, Victoire de Samothrace, in which he was to appear with Sarah Bernhardt, was cancelled with the outbreak of World War I. Due to ill health, Gance managed to avoid most of the war, and he returned to film making, with more success.
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 VH1.com : Movies : Person : Abel Gance : Main
Abel Gance was the major figure among directors in 1920s French film, and among the most ambitious visionaries of the silent cinema.
Fueled by literary ambitions from childhood, Gance began working as an actor at the age of 19, with the ambition of breaking into playwriting.
In 1909, Gance managed to get a job writing movie s...
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 Abel Gance - Movie Information at filmsandtv.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Both Sesif (Severin-Mars) and his son, Elie (Gabriel de Gravone), are in love with Norma (Ivy Close) who was adopted years ago by Sesif after he rescued her from a train accident.
Their love leads to a tragic fight on a mountaintop, which results in even the victor becoming the loser.
This masterpiece encompasses Napoleon's life from the time he was a military school cadet, through his rise in the military, and subsequent marriage to Josephine.
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 Abel Gance @ Filmbug UK
Abel Gance @ Filmbug UK Film Stars > Abel Gance > Biography
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 Cinestills, photos de tournage de Abel Gance
Star Pierre Mondy (Napoléon), Director-Screenwriter Abel Gance (center) and Michel Simon (right) on the set of «Austerlitz» («The Battle of Austerlitz», 1960)
Marie Bell, Abel Gance and Constant Rémy on the set of «Poliche» (1934)
Abel Gance on the set of «Napoléon» (1925)
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