Fine feathers

Lois Weber, Phillips Smalley

Scen.: Lois Weber. Int.: Lois Weber (Mira), Phillips Smalley (Vaughn), Charles De Forrest (Beyer). Prod.: Rex per Universal. Pri. pro.: 1 febbraio 1912 35mm. L.: 297 m. D.: 14’ a 18 f/s. Bn.

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

When an artist falls in love with his maid after painting her portrait, scandal ensues as her role shifts from employee to live-in companion. With the art world at its center, the film provides a sustained in­vestigation of the production and circula­tion of images of women, an investigation that emerges as much through the film’s visual systems – its use of space, com­position, and sightlines – as through its narrative trajectory. “Fine feathers make fine birds”, the saying goes.


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