Maria Falconetti in Carl Theodor Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928). This is how the frame appears in the current Eureka!/Masters of Cinema Blu-ray disc edition of the film. Below, the image before restoration. I first heard from James White, the British film restoration maestro, a few years back, around the time the below-mentioned ITV Blu-ray of Powell and Pressburger’s Black Narcissus came out in Britain. White and I reconnected around last year’s…
A little FYI… preserve film please.
…. if we could pick out a few ORWO films.. this would be nice.
some info and links to ORWO flicks…
Here are just a few films in the ever-growing list that used ORWO film stock to shoot. Take note of the low-key black and white visual style in ‘The Man from London’. With the use of ORWO black and white film, the audience can feel both the growing intensity and the hidden eroticism through the shadows created with the use of black and white. This style of film is reminiscent of German Expressionist Cinematography that is nearly impossible to capture using any other kind of film stock. ‘The Temptation of St. Tony’, shot on 35 mm ORWO Black and White film, uses surrealism to tell the story of a man struggling with the purpose of life. ‘The Dream and the Silence’ received astounding reviews at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. This film is shot entirely in black and white with only two hints of color for effect.
2012 - 'The Dream and the Silence' (post-production)
2009- The Temptation of St. Tony
2007 - The Man From London
ORWO North America
The patience of our customers has been incredible… ORWO N.A started out slow but now we are rolling…. again, thank you for your patience….