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Israeli Early Cinema

In memory of Jospeh Halachmi (1933-2019), Founder & Film historian

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מאמרים עיוניים, מאמרים היסטוריים, סקירות וניתוחים אקדמיים העוסקים בעיקר בתחום הקולנוע הארץ הישראלי המוקדם - אך גם בקולנוע הישראלי המאוחר והעכשווי ובקולנוע היהודי והעולמי.

כותבים וחוקרים, כמו גם עיתונאים וחובבים - מוזמנים לפנות באמצעות טופס הקשר באתר ולהציע או להמליץ על תכנים לפרסום.

UN CHAPEAU DE PAILLE D’Italie (1927)

UN CHAPEAU DE PAILLE D’Italie, 1927 (The Italian Straw Hat \ The Horse Ate the Hat)

Director: René Clair; from the play by Eugène Labiche & Marc Michel (1851); Photography: Maurice Desffassiaux, Nicolas Roudakoff; Titles: Lazare Meerson; Cast: Albert Prèjean (Fadinard – The groom).

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Silent Film Comedies of Rene Clair

René Clair’s (much embattled but ever resilient) reputation as one of the supreme stylists of screen comedy still rests essentially on the quartet of populist films he made in a breathtaking élan of creativity between 1930 and 1933. These comedies – Sous les toits de Paris, Le Million, À nous la liberté and (the lesser known) 14 juillet – vindicated the art of European sound film, released the early talkies from the artless yoke of canned theatre, and placed Clair in the elite of world-rank directors.

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German silent films of the Weimar period revalued

The 26th edition of the catalogue of “Le Giornate Del Cinema Muto”, pp. 35-36

Courtesy of Mr. Livio Jacob, President of the festival.

Text by: Hans-Michael Bock, Geoff Brown, David Robinson

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Bible Lands Films

Recently found Films shot in Palestine and Egypt in 1897

The 26th edition of the catalogue of “Le Giornate Del Cinema Muto”, pp. 121-122.

By the courtesy of Mr. Livio Jacob, President of the festival (Text by: Serge Bromberg, Eric Lange and David Sheppard).

This is the story of a cinema miracle – which is also still a mystery. All we have are a few clues pointing towards an explanation.

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The Zionist Film:Origin of the Israeli Film

Lately, in the files of the Central Zionist Archive (CZA), I have discovered the story of the making of the first Zionist propaganda film, produced in 1899-1902.

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