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The Resource La roue : The wheel, a Flicker Alley digital edition from the Blackhawk Films collection ; scénario d'Abel Gance animé par l'auteur ; restoration produced by Eric Lange, David Shepard, (videorecording)

La roue : The wheel, a Flicker Alley digital edition from the Blackhawk Films collection ; scénario d'Abel Gance animé par l'auteur ; restoration produced by Eric Lange, David Shepard, (videorecording)

Label
La roue : The wheel
Title
La roue
Title remainder
The wheel
Statement of responsibility
a Flicker Alley digital edition from the Blackhawk Films collection ; scénario d'Abel Gance animé par l'auteur ; restoration produced by Eric Lange, David Shepard
Title variation
Wheel
Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Composer
Director
Film editor
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"I know that Creation is a Great Wheel which cannot move without crushing someone!" - Victor Hugo. With this quotation begins the story of widowed railroad engineer Sisif. He finds an infant girl in a train wreck, and realizing that her parents are dead, rescues her and decides to raise her as his daughter, Norma. His wife died in childbirth, and Norma will make a good companion for his son, Elie. Knowing nothing of Norma's true origins, Elie and Norma grow up having an unusually close relationship, stopped from developing any further by their belief they are siblings. Haunted by his actions and resultant guilt, Sisif is driven to drink, making him all the more susceptible to the scheming of his wealthy boss, De Hersan, who wants to marry Norma. Though Norma refuses Hersan at first, Sisif's dismissal from the railway forces her to accept, which destroys both men. Elie realizing that he could have had the love of his life all along--once the truth comes out--is especially tragic. This seminal film introduced many innovations in set design and construction, location shooting, cinematic graphic effects, and particularly rhythmic editing. Gance's technique was years ahead of its time and influenced filmmakers all over the world, as his technical mastery is always in the service of the story
Member of
Cataloging source
XFF
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Opérateurs, [Léonce-Henri] Burel, [Marc] Bujard, [Maurice] Duverger ; music composed, orchestrated and conducted by Robert Israel ; restoration and editing, Eric Lange ; title translation, Lenny Borger, David Shepard
Dewey number
791.4372
Language note
Silent film with English inter titles and a new musical score
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.R684 2008
PerformerNote
Séverin Mars (Sisif), Ivy Close (Norma), Gabriel de Gravone (Elie), Pierre Magnier (Jacques de Hersan)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1873-1921
  • 1890-1968
  • 1892-1977
  • 1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gance, Abel
  • Mars, Séverin
  • Close, Ivy
  • Gravone, Gabriel de
  • Magnier, Pierre
  • Burel, Léonce-Henri
  • Lange, Eric
  • Shepard, David
  • Israel, Robert
  • Film Preservation Associates
  • Flicker Alley (Firm)
Runtime
270
Series statement
Blackhawk Films collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Fathers and sons
  • Adopted children
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
La roue : The wheel, a Flicker Alley digital edition from the Blackhawk Films collection ; scénario d'Abel Gance animé par l'auteur ; restoration produced by Eric Lange, David Shepard, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a French motion picture in 1922
  • Booklet includes the essays "Abel Gance's 'Tragedy of modern times' : La roue" by William M. Drew, and "Composing for La roue" by Robert Israel
Accompanying material
1 booklet (15 p. : ill. ; 19 cm)
Bar code
31223111332517
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1. First part:
  • The rose of the rail -- Fifteen years pass -- Machefer -- This modern world -- Reading Sisif's palm -- Sisif's confession -- The forbidden love -- The reprimand -- Marry him, since you love him -- Child stealer! -- Sisif writes to Hersan -- There are shames -- Blinded! -- Goodbye, old friend
  • (161 min.)
  • Disc 2. Second part:
  • Elie declares his love -- Searching for Elie -- You're all I have now -- Drama in the valley -- The anniversary of Elie's death -- Night and the snow -- Norma speaks to Elie -- Norma's name day -- Dancing "The Wheel"
  • (101 min.); Special features: Autour de La roue = Around "The Wheel" making-of featurette (8 min.); Original pressbook [slide show] (3 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Deluxe DVD ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 270 min.)
Isbn
9781893967373
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
617311673795
Other physical details
si., b&w and tinted
Publisher number
FA0008
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)228471076
System details
DVD; Region 0 (All), NTSC; stereo; standard presentation, 1.33:1 aspect ratio
Video recording format
DVD
Label
La roue : The wheel, a Flicker Alley digital edition from the Blackhawk Films collection ; scénario d'Abel Gance animé par l'auteur ; restoration produced by Eric Lange, David Shepard, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a French motion picture in 1922
  • Booklet includes the essays "Abel Gance's 'Tragedy of modern times' : La roue" by William M. Drew, and "Composing for La roue" by Robert Israel
Accompanying material
1 booklet (15 p. : ill. ; 19 cm)
Bar code
31223111332517
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1. First part:
  • The rose of the rail -- Fifteen years pass -- Machefer -- This modern world -- Reading Sisif's palm -- Sisif's confession -- The forbidden love -- The reprimand -- Marry him, since you love him -- Child stealer! -- Sisif writes to Hersan -- There are shames -- Blinded! -- Goodbye, old friend
  • (161 min.)
  • Disc 2. Second part:
  • Elie declares his love -- Searching for Elie -- You're all I have now -- Drama in the valley -- The anniversary of Elie's death -- Night and the snow -- Norma speaks to Elie -- Norma's name day -- Dancing "The Wheel"
  • (101 min.); Special features: Autour de La roue = Around "The Wheel" making-of featurette (8 min.); Original pressbook [slide show] (3 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Deluxe DVD ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 270 min.)
Isbn
9781893967373
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
617311673795
Other physical details
si., b&w and tinted
Publisher number
FA0008
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)228471076
System details
DVD; Region 0 (All), NTSC; stereo; standard presentation, 1.33:1 aspect ratio
Video recording format
DVD

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