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Nitrate Base (1996)

Nitrato d'argento (original title)
The film celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of cinema. It presents the technical and artistic evolution of the motion pictures. We move from mute to sound, from black-and-white ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
László Balogh
Éric Berger ...
(as Eric Berger)
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(archive footage)
Marc Berman
Doriana Bianchi
Véronique Blainvy
János Breckl
Lavinia Centrone
Dario Costa
Péter Cseke
Gabriella Csizmadia
Luciana De Falco
...
Himself (archive footage)
Iaia Forte
Glória Geszty
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The film celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of cinema. It presents the technical and artistic evolution of the motion pictures. We move from mute to sound, from black-and-white to color, through various genres and styles. All the aspects are taken into consideration: the historical context, the fashion, the star system and the unhappy ending to watching films in movie theaters. Written by 1felco

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Ezüstnitrát  »

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References Bicycle Thieves (1948) See more »

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Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Laszlo Farkas
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