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New Meetup: he Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse@ Samuel Goldyn Theater, July 20@ 7:00 PM

From: user 3.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 12:20 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Los Angeles Film Enthusiasts!

What: he Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse@ Samuel Goldyn Theater, July 20@ 7:00 PM

When: Tuesday, July 20,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Samuel Goldwyn Theatre
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

*** I really hope to be able to make this... it's sounds amazing. Buy tickets below ASAP:,OSCARS-GOLDWYN,OSCARS-HIGHLAND

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) starring Rudolph Valentino

Introduced by acclaimed silent film historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow.

Featuring a print restored under the supervision of Kevin Brownlow and David Gill with a stereo musical score composed by Carl Davis.

With Rudolph Valentino, Alice Terry, Alan Hale, Wallace Beery, Jean Hersholt and Josef Swickard. Produced and directed by Rex Ingram. Screenplay by June Mathis, based on the novel by Vicente Blasco Ib??ez. Metro Pictures. 35mm. Silent. Black and white with color tints. 132 mins.

Struggling actor Rudolph Valentino became a star and the ?Valentino mystique? was born in this epic romance directed by visual stylist Rex Ingram. Touted as a $1,000,000 production in 1921, the film was among the biggest box office hits and artistically lauded successes of the silent era. The original press book hailed it as ?an epic tale of surging passion sweeping from the wide plains of the Argentine through the fascinating frivolities of pre-war Paris into the blazing turmoil of the German invasion.?

Understandably a favorite of director David Lean, the film was shortened for re-release in 1926 to mark Valentino?s death, and had been seen in that truncated form for decades. When Kevin Brownlow and his team undertook the restoration work in the early 1990s, they were able to return the film to its original length with its original color tints. Most importantly they were able to return the famed tango sequence to its smooth romantic splendor. The addition of a new orchestral score by composer Carl Davis brings the film and Valentino back to life with a proper big screen treatment.

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