The Fall of the House of Usher

A perfect translation of the story into cinema.

The highly artistic, even Expressionist presentation is very apt, words appear singly before the catastrophe in a usage not uncommon with silent films, the duration is twelve minutes, about ideal.


Lot in Sodom

One of the great works of the cinema, by two masters of the art.

That is to say, it goes very far in asserting the independence of the image, decades ahead.

Superimposition, multiple images, exercised with perfect control.

Excellent score akin to Varèse and Ruggles, also ahead.

The Sodomites are answered with a treatise on woman, after a full presentation in themselves, but are struck blind and perish.

Lot’s wife is immobilized, their daughter takes a cup of wine.