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The Wheel (La roue) (1923)

Directed by


Starring
Pierre Magnier Pierre Magnier
Jacques de Hersan
Ivy Close Ivy Close
Norma


Written by
Abel Gance Abel Gance
writer


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5 years, 6 months ago at Oct 7 15:36
Sublime, sick, extreme, obvious in the form but not in the themes -well, it would be so difficult- of desiring the adopted daughter and loving the tragic son
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Sisif, a railwayman, and his son Elie fall in love with the beautiful Norma (who Sisif rescued from a train crash when a baby and raised as his daughter), with tragic results. Originally running nine hours, this epic tragedy is notable for the way it foreshadows Gance's later 'Napoleon' in its use of innovative cinematic devices, particularly rapid cutting.
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"So long I had to make a few attempts to finish it after falling asleep. But still, a beautiful film."


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