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L'inhumaine, Movie, 1924 IMDB

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Also known as:

  • The Inhuman Woman
  • The New Enchantment
  • Die Unmenschliche (Germany)
  • La inhumana (Spain)
  • Futurismo - un dramma passionale nell'anno 1950 (Italy)
  • Nieludzka (Poland)
  • A Desumana (Portugal)

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2016-03-29 01:24


A movie directed by Marcel L'Herbier, a leading figure of the French impressionist cinema. Not really an extraordinary story, but the filming style is amazing with some long scenes which are real odes to movement, to speed and to science, as promoted in the then ending futurism movement.
This movie has been fully restored and has been given a new musical accompaniment in 2015.

Strangely, Einar's race car and Claire's limousine, the 2 main vehicles, have several "stand-ins" for some scenes. The choice of another car for the crash of the Rolland-Pilain is of course completely comprehensible, but using 2 different cars for what is assumed to be the same movement scene (both cars) or having 2 vaguely similar vehicles for static scenes is beyond my comprehension...

• The movie starts with animated models:
[Image: lh-000143-models01.jpg] [Image: lh-000146-model02.jpg]
(00:01:43 // 00:01:46)

• A small homage to the emerging surrealism?
In this place where international powers meet to talk about the most secret things //
Wise masks make the servants always deaf and smiling:

[Image: lh-000804-serviteurs01.jpg] [Image: lh-000817-serviteurs02.jpg] [Image: lh-000818-serviteurs03.jpg]
(00:08:04 // 00:08:17 // 00:08:18)

• Fashion standards in 1924:
[Image: lh-012037-1924fashionstandards.jpg] [Image: lh-014758-1924fashionstandards.jpg]
(01:20:37 // 01:47:58 - Georgette Leblanc as Claire Lescot)

• Adam Baldwin's French grand-uncle? :D
[Image: lh-015028-philippehriatasdjorahdenopur.jpg]
(01:50:28 - Philippe Hériat as Djorah de Nopur)

-- Last edit: 2016-03-29 01:25:23

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