Ugo Falena: Salomé, 1910

THE EARLY SILENT ERA 1895-1915

Salomé
R: Ugo Falena. D: Vittoria Lepanto, Laura Orette, Ciro Galvani, Achille Vitti, Francesca Bertini. P: Film d’Arte Italiana. It 1910
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“Incredibly, even before 1910 there had already been seven silent film adaptations of the story of Herodias’ daughter including four release in 1908 alone. The oldest of these seven, the German film Tanz der Salome dates all the way back to 1902, three years’ before Strauss’ famous opera was first performed. Given the opera’s popularity, it’s not entirely surprising that so many films about the subject were released, nor that Blackton, Capellani and Feuillade were among those to give it a go. Nevertheless, 1910 saw the release of two more films about Salome: Herodiade a French effort by Alice Guy’s former assistant, Victorin Jasset; and this Italian-based film by Ugo Falena. At the time Falena was working for Film d’Arte Italiana, which as a studio was very…

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