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Film d'Art

by Kate Fortmueller

In the early 1900s the French film industry sought to legitimize themselves through adaptations of classical art and literature for the screen. These well-known plots were staged using elaborate sets and costumes and often traded on the popularity of stage actors (such as Sarah Bernhardt). These films focused on production design, costume, and acting; however, these films feature a stationary camera and a very busy frame.

The Loves of Elizabeth: The Queen of England (1912)

The Loves of Elizabeth: The Queen of England is adapted from a play about the relationship between Elizabeth and the Earl of Essex. This film stars the famous French actress Sarah Bernhardt.

from The Loves of Elizabeth: The Queen of England (1912)
Creator: Louis Mercanton and Henri Desfontaines
Distributor: Grapevine Video
Posted by Kate Fortmueller
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