UTC On Film: Selections for 2/19
If you want to dive right into the archive's representation of the life Stowe's story led in silent movies, 1903 to 1927, feel free to go to the FILMS HOMEPAGE. There you'll find reviews, programs, posters and other material to help contextualize the movies. But you should at least
look at the following selections from the films themselves. First, all the clips from the earliest UTC movie -- the 1903 version directed by Porter for Edison's company. You can access that film through THIS LINK
Then I'd like you to study the following clips from 3 later silent films. (We broke the films into clips to keep downloading from taking too long, but I know at certain times or on certain machines the process can still go very slowly, so if that's the case for you, the clips with asterisks [*] below are my selected selections -- make sure you see them.) The first set are from the 1910 Empire Safety Films version, and the LINK TITLES come from the film itself; they're the onscreen titles that were used to introduce each clip. To see how the clips below fit into the overall six-reel structure of the movie, go to the FILM'S HOMEPAGE.
The 1914 World Producing Corp.'s film version was the first, and I think one of the very few of the 11 silent movies made out of the novel, to feature an African American actor (instead of a white in blackface) in the role of Tom. For more on the film, go to the FILM'S HOMEPAGE. To see how the clips below fit into the film's overall structure, go to THIS PAGE.
And finally, please watch all 16 clips from the last silent film version of the novel, the 1927 Universal Super-Jewel production. They're available at THIS PAGE. This was advertised as the most expensive movie ever made.
If you're on a fast machine and you want to push the E-nvelope a little, you can try comparing the same scenes from different films (like Eva's death), or different scenes from the same film (like Eva's death vs. Tom's) in the site's SCREENING ROOM -- but this is only a "recommendation," not a part of the assignment for Monday. As always, if any of this is unclear, or hard to locate, please let me know by e-mail.