Donnerstag, 22. November 2012

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informations about past and future of my silent movie work

Fritz Lang

Fritz Lang in Vienna

October/ November will bring Fritz Lang silent movies to Vienna´s Filmmuseum.

I will perform for:

Der muede Tod (Destiny) - October 18
Dr. Mabuse - Der Spieler part 1 - October 25     
Dr. Mabuse - Der Spieler part 2 - October 26
Spione (Spies) - October 31
Frau im Mond (Woman in the moon) - November 10

other performances in October:

Die Stadt ohne Juden - Wieselburg
Laurel & Hardy Short Movies - Altheim Upper Austria
Der Glöckner von Notre Dame - BSL Vienna
Robin Hood (D.Fairbanks) - BSL Vienna
Asphalt - Essen Germany

Fritz Lang - Der müde Tod

Der müde Tod - Destiny

As a young couple stops and rests in a small village inn, the man is abducted by Death and is sequestered behind a huge doorless, windowless wall. The woman finds a mystic entrance and is met by Death, who tells her three separate stories set in exotic locales, all involving circumstances similar to hers. In each story, a woman, trying to save her lover from his ultimate tragic fate, fails. The young lady realizes the meaning of the tales and takes the only step she can to reunite herself with her lover.
Gerhard Gruber in India

My 1st Indian Silent Movie

In February 2012 I have been in India the second time, and besides Mumbai I had three performances in Pune (at the Film and Television Institute of India, at the National Film Archive of India and for the Poona Music Society).
I performed the first time for an Indian silent film, "A throw of dice", directed by Franz Osten.
For me it is interesting to see, that there is actually no difference whether a silent movie comes from India or Europe or another part of the world - I felt very homelike. I already had the opportunity last year to watch two other silent movies and got the same feeling then.

I am always very glad to see that the language of silent movie is the same all over the world. Silent movies never have been silent, in the contrary - there are very eloquent and everybody can understand them.

A throw of dice

The movie is about two kings vying for the love of a hermit's daughter, the beautiful Sunita. The two kings, Ranjit and Sohan share a passion for gambling and decide to play a game of craps to determine who will marry Sunita. Sunita wishes to marry Ranjit. Ranjit loses the game to the nefarious Sohan and as a forfeit becomes his slave. Sunita soon uncovers the truth about Sohan's evil deeds and to escape punishment he hurls himself off a cliff into the rapids below. Ranjit and Sunita are reunited and married.