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The Resource The affairs of Anatol, Part 1, Jesse L. Lasky presents ; Cecil B. DeMille's production ; by Jeanie Macpherson ; a Paramount picture ; produced [and directed] by Cecil B. DeMille

The affairs of Anatol, Part 1, Jesse L. Lasky presents ; Cecil B. DeMille's production ; by Jeanie Macpherson ; a Paramount picture ; produced [and directed] by Cecil B. DeMille

Label
The affairs of Anatol, Part 1
Title
The affairs of Anatol
Title number
Part 1
Statement of responsibility
Jesse L. Lasky presents ; Cecil B. DeMille's production ; by Jeanie Macpherson ; a Paramount picture ; produced [and directed] by Cecil B. DeMille
Contributor
Actor
Director
Distributor
Presenter
Producer
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cecil B. DeMille directed this risque all-star revue of decadence which must have been jaw-dropping in 1921 and which remains astonishing today, although for entirely different reasons. Anatol de Witt Spencer (Wallace Reid), as incredibly wealthy as he is naive, and his child-like bride, Vivian (Gloria Swanson), are on their honeymoon. At a posh speakeasy he spies his high school sweetheart, Emilie (Wanda Hawley), from Pompton Lakes, New Jersey (DeMille{u2019}s own hometown), who is obviously the sex toy of flamboyant old Gordon Bronson (known on Wall Street as the Man of Iron, but here as the Man of Dough). To Vivian{u2019}s dismay, idealistic Anatol decides to rescue the seductive Emilie, sets her up in an expensive apartment and gets her violin lessons, but she won{u2019}t change her stripes and goes back to Bronson. The Spencers then try a second honeymoon, but they are no sooner settled into a simple country life than almost the same thing happens again, this time with the thieving wife (Agnes Ayres) of a self-righteous deacon (Monte Blue). Not only does DeMille show women smoking, drinking (during Prohibition), exposing body parts seldom seen on a movie screen, and frankly pursuing men who attract them; he also presents this debauchery with amazing visual flair. DeMille clearly meant The Affairs of Anatol to be as much a decorative feast. With design by Erte, elegant Spencers honeymoon in sets that look like the work of Aubrey Beardsley on stimulants; Satan Synne{u2019}s cape and tiara look like an octopus made of pearls, and all this exoticism is enriched by many striking and unusual lighting effects. This edition is digitally mastered from an elaborate original print featuring hand coloring, stencil coloring, and dozens of changes in color tint and tone, in itself a striking work of art. The Affairs of Anatol is presented at a visually correct projection speed (21 frames per second) with a digital stereo score compiled by Brian Benison from authentic silent cinema music
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
Silent with English intertitles and musical accompaniment
PerformerNote
Gloria Swanson, Wallace Reid
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1881-1959
  • 1887-1946
  • 1880-1958
  • 1891-1923
  • 1897-1983
  • 1862-1931
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • DeMille, Cecil B.
  • MacPherson, Jeanie
  • Lasky, Jesse L.
  • Reid, Wallace
  • Swanson, Gloria
  • Schnitzler, Arthur
  • Famous Players-Lasky Corporation
  • Flicker Alley (Firm)
Runtime
86
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schnitzler, Arthur
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Adultery
  • Marriage
Target audience
adult
Label
The affairs of Anatol, Part 1, Jesse L. Lasky presents ; Cecil B. DeMille's production ; by Jeanie Macpherson ; a Paramount picture ; produced [and directed] by Cecil B. DeMille
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from resource description page (viewed December 11, 2017)
  • Based on a story by Arthur Schnitzler
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP3564051/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (86 minutes)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1022758701
Video recording format
other
Label
The affairs of Anatol, Part 1, Jesse L. Lasky presents ; Cecil B. DeMille's production ; by Jeanie Macpherson ; a Paramount picture ; produced [and directed] by Cecil B. DeMille
Publication
Note
  • Title from resource description page (viewed December 11, 2017)
  • Based on a story by Arthur Schnitzler
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP3564051/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (86 minutes)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1022758701
Video recording format
other

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