Live Music and Film: The Last Days of Pompeii (FREE ADMISSION)

Live Music and Film: The Last Days of Pompeii (FREE ADMISSION)

WHEN: Sunday, 1 June 2014

TIME: 1.30pm

WHERE: Australian Cinémathèque | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)

 

In conjunction with Italian Week, Cinema A Australian Cinémathèque | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) presents;- Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei (The Last Days of Pompeii) 1926 Ages 18+

Carmine Gallone and Amleto Palermi’s The Last Days of Pompeii 1926 stages in sumptuous colour tinting the epic fall of the ancient city buried by Mount Vesuvius’ eruption. Adapted from Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s love story, the film was innovative in its special effects and an early major box-office hit. A beautiful tinted restoration print was prepared using photochemical processes by Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia-Cineteca Nazionale in the mid-1990s and the premiere screening of the restoration print was held in the amphitheatre in Pompeii, followed by a screening at the major restoration festival ‘Il Cinema Ritrovato’ in Bologna in 1998.
 
The Last Days of Pompeii (as well as Inferno 1911 that screens at 11 am on Sunday 1 June) will be presented with live musical accompaniment by Mauro Colombis. Colombis is an Italian classically trained musician with international concert experience. He began to compose and improvise for silent movies, developing his own improvisation method. Since 2002 he has played internationally every year at the Pordenone Silent Film Festival in Italy, the leading silent film festival. 
(FREE ADMISSION)

 
Sun 1 Jun 2014 1.30pm / Cinema A Australian Cinémathèque | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, COLOUR TINTED, SILENT, 196 MINUTES (18 FPS), ITALY, ITALIAN INTERTITLES (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTORS: CARMINE GALLONE, AMLETO PALERMI / SCRIPT: ALFREDO PANZINI, FROM THE NOVEL BY EDWARD GEORGE BULWER-LYTTON / CINEMATOGRAPHER: VICTOR ARMÉNISE, ALFREDO DONELLI / CAST: VICTOR VARCONI, RINA DE LIGUORO, MARÍA CORDA / PRODUCTION COMPANY: SOCIETÀ ITALIANA GRANDI FILMS / PRINT SOURCE: CENTRO SPERIMENTALE DI CINEMATOGRAFIA-CINETECA NAZIONALE

Production still from The Last Days of Pompeii 1926 / Director: Carmine Gallone, Amleto Palermi / Image courtesy: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia-Cineteca Nazionale
 


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