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The Last Days of Pompeii (1913)

Cast: Fernanda Negri, Ubaldo Stefani, Eugenio Tettoni
Director: Mario Caserini, Mario Caserini
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Kino
Genre: Drama, Disaster Action, Silent, Silent Dramas, Silent Drama
Running Time: 88 min.
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Synopsis
Previously adapted for the screen in 1908, Bullwer-Lytton's novel The Last Days of Pompeii was remade in Italy in 1913. Directing this opulent "spectacular" was Mario Caserini, who'd previously helmed such cinemadaptations as Othello, Romeo and Juliet, MacBeth and Siegfried. The film was distributed in America by the entrepreneurial George Kleine, who unlike many of his contemporaries believed in the marketability of multi-reel "feature" films. Highlighted by a thrilling chariot race and an outsized volcanic eruption, The Last Days of Pompeii was screened at New York's Regent Theater with a specially commissioned musical score, utilizing themes from Aida and Lohengrin, among many others. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide



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Inspired by the recent 25th anniversary Kino series at the Roxie and getting the Kino catalog, here is a list of Kino films on DVD. The Castro will be showing Kino's Treasures from the American Film Theater 2/28-3/5
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Coming Soon from Criterion: Pietro Germi's Seduced and Abandoned and Francesco Rosi's Hands Over the City
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