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Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

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Edmond Rostands Cyrano de Bergerac was a triumph from the moment of it's premiere on December 28, 1897. It has become the most popular play of the modern French theater, and Cyrano, despite an ugly visage dominated by an enormous nose, has become a world-beloved symbol of generosity, magnanimity of spirit and beauty of soul. The wonderful Cyrano of this film, Pierre Magnier, understudied Coquelin in the original stage production. He toured with Coquelin and Sarah Bernhardt in 1900, playing Laertes to her Hamlet. Magnier frequently performed Cyrano following Coquelins death in 1909 and remained active on stage and in films for another forty years, being best remembered today as the General in Jean Renoirs Rules of the Game (1939). In adapting Cyrano de Bergerac to the silent cinema, director Augusto Genina and scenarist Mario Camerini faced the contradictory task of opening up the play to take advantage of it's spectacular 17th-century settings and it's possibilities for action; while at the same time retaining as much as possible the beloved poetic language of Rostands original work. The grandeur of costume, setting and action is captured not only in impressive staging and sensitive performances but also through the filmmakers bold decision to present almost the entire work in the highly stylized and beautiful Pathe Stencil Color process. A NOTE ON THIS EDITION: Film preservationist David Shepard copied an original nitrate source print to Eastman color negative frame-by-frame using a 1909 Bell and Howell film printing machine, and Alpha Cine Laboratories in Seattle, Washington used several dozen single frames snipped from this original print to carefully match Mme. Thulliers original colors in a new print which was digitally mastered at 20 frames per second. Mr. Kuennes music was recorded in Olympia, Washington in 1999. Video mastering and audio post-production were achieved at Lobster Films, Paris, and NTSC video conversion and post-production at Image Post, Chatsworth, CA. We gratefully acknowledge the support of La Sept ARTE in preparation of this edition. Year: 1925 Length: 113 minutes Director: Augusto Genina Starring: Pierre Magnier, Linda Moglie, Alex Bernard, Gemma de Sanctis, Angelo Ferrari Music: Composed by Kurt Kuenne and conducted by Timothy Brock Format: NTSC Produced for DVD by David Shepard From the Blackhawk Films Collection Presented by Flicker Alley

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    Title: Cyrano de Bergerac
    Genre: Drama
    Starring: Pierre Magnier
    Attributes: Manufactured on Demand, NTSC Format
    Release Date: 3/14/2017
    Original Year: 1925
    Product Type: DVD
    Rated: NR
    Catalog #: 9009089
    UPC: 889290090898
    Item #: 1796825X

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 3/14/2017
    Run Time: 113 minutes
    Studio: Flicker Alley

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