Ieri sera, in scena le magiche atmosfere delle proiezioni con lampada a carbone: sonorizzazione dal vivo di Changing Hues (film pubblicitario elaborato in forma narrativa in cui una ragazza che non può permettersi un vestito nuovo tinge quello vecchio con la tintura Twink, GB/1922) e Cainà ovvero l'isola e il continente di Gennaro Righelli (Italia/1922), protagonista la fuggiasca Cainà con Maria Jacobini. Sonorizzazione di Laura Agnusdei (sax tenore ed elettronica), Tullia Benedicta (elettronica), Stefano Pilia (chitarra ed elettronica) e Cecilia Stacchiotti (tastiere ed elettronica).
#Lanterna a carbone
“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once,” said Nietsche. We took him at his word and at Cinema Ritrovato this year you will come across films which will make you laugh, make you cry, move you and entertain you... but above all, films that will make you want to dance!
We know that very well: at Il Cinema Ritrovato festival watching the programmed films is the occasion to discover a great variety of rare screening formats and technologies, that make the experience of the theatre even more magical and astonishing. It is not by chance that every year the festival dedicates a section to the films that are presented in less classical formats, a section that this year will allow us to rediscover, among other things, the 9.5 mm Pathé Baby format.
“This is a xenon lamp projector. The difference between the light of the xenon projector and the arc lamp projector, is the type of light emitted: xenon lamps are slightly colder. Xenon lamps are much less costly compared to carbon rods. This is why they were used in cinema, it was a matter of cost. Movies shot in the era - if the light of the era was the carbon arc, the voltaic arc, philologically they should be projected with a carbon arc projector, because the whole development and film printing process was correct for carbon arc projection”.
Waiting for the 34th edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival, today we present LA LUCE. The Light of the Movies, a short documentary directed by Debra McClutchy.
On the evening of Sunday, June 23rd, the first voltaic arc lamp projection started the series in Piazzetta Pier Paolo Pasolini. Introduced by Festival Director Mariann Lewinsky and the musician Stephen Horne played live.
'La nonna: il proiettore con lanterna a carbone'. Abbiamo intervistato il proiezionista Stefano Bognar, addetto alle proiezioni in Piazzetta Pasolini con lanterna a carbone.
Un’atmosfera mélo ha invaso ieri sera piazzetta Pasolini dall’istante in cui “la nonna” (il mitico proiettore a carbone, classe 1940) ha iniziato a proiettare sullo schermo le immagini di Stella Dallas, film del 1925 magistralmente diretto da Henry King.