Senior HTF Member
- Feb 8, 1999
- Real Name
- Robert Harris
Continue reading...Not generally known for creating tiny, character driven films, Cecil B. DeMille started early on with The Squaw Man, in 1914.
He either directed, or was involved in over 90 silent productions, before The Godless Girl in 1928, which was part-talking photophone.
Once he hit sound, he created another 20 films, and virtually every one, beginning with Sign of the Cross, hitting huge epic qualities.
With The Sign of the Cross (yes, he did occasional religious epics), he made the move to a more modern style, and away from the stilted “camera in a box” production, helping to bring sound into a more modern era.
I’ve seen Sign of the Cross several times over the decades, usually in 16mm, but until today, with Kino’s new Blu-ray of the UCLA restoration, I’d never seen the original roadshow cut – with intermission.
With lab work performed by YCM Labs, what we’re given looks very much akin to a 35mm print.
A beautifully resolved image, with proper grain structure, magnificent gray...
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