Lonesome: The Criterion Collection DVD

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 69 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: August 28, 2012
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Black & White / Color
  • Includes:
    Audio Commentary Featuring Film Historian Richard Koszarski
    The Last Performance, Director Paul Fejos's 1929 Silent Starring Conrad Veidt, With a New Score by Composer Donald Sosin
    Reconstructed Sound Version Of Broadway, Fejos's 1929 Musical
    Fejos Memorial, a 1963 visual Essay Produced By Paul Falkenberg in Collaboration With Fejos's Wife, Lita Binns Fejos, Featuring the Filmmaker Narrating the Story of his Life and Career>br?
    Excerpt about the Broadway Camera Crane From an Audio Interview With Cinematographer Hal Mohr
    Booklet Featuring Essays By Critic Phillip Lopate and Film Historian Graham Petrie and an Excerpt From a 1962 Interview With Fejos
The early Hollywood gem Lonesome is the creation of a little-known but audacious and one-of-a-kind auteur, Paul Fejos (a filmmaker/explorer/anthropologist/doctor!), who bridged the gap between the silent and sound eras. Fejos pulled out all the stops for this lovely New York City symphony set in antic Coney Island during the Fourth of July weekend-employing color tinting, superimposition effects, experimental editing, and a roving camera (plus three dialogue scenes, added because of the craze for talkies). For years, Lonesome has been a rare treat for festival and cinematheque audiences; it's only now coming to home video. Rarer still are the two other Fejos films included in this release: The Last Performance (featuring a new score by Donald Sosin) and a reconstruction of the previously incomplete sound version of Broadway, in its time the most expensive film ever produced at Universal.