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Rose Hobart (1936)

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Footage selected from 'East of Borneo' and other films is arranged and edited so as to highlight actress Rose Hobart.

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Man (from East of Borneo (1931) (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Woman (from East of Borneo (1931)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Man (from East of Borneo (1931) (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Man (from East of Borneo (1931) (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Woman (from East of Borneo (1931)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Footage selected from 'East of Borneo' and other films is arranged and edited so as to highlight actress Rose Hobart.

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One of the 50 films in the 4-disk boxed DVD set called "Treasures from American Film Archives (2000)", compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 18 American film archives. This film was preserved by Anthology Film Archive. See more »

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simply amazing
28 May 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This short film, (apparently made by cannibalizing George Melford's East of Borneo, also featuring Linda Randolph) hand tinted the used film stock red, or variations of red, pink, crimson, etc, has hilarious and serious moments throughout, and anticipates the editing and visual effects that Kenneth Anger and Chris Marker use later. While I am tempted to think that this film could be a sexy, campy, kitschy love letter to and about the films of Maya Deren, her work is a decade later, so Cornell must have come up with these "themes" and visuals himself. Quite an achievement. See it if you can and if anything by Anger, Marker, Brackhage and other avante garde film makers appeals to you, you may find this fascinating. Melford, by the way, made quite a name for himself with his 1921 film, The Sheik, starring Valentino, and his spanish language version of Dracula, from the same year as the Lugosi/Browning version, is actually supposed to be better! So Cornell was drawing from a "known" and interesting source.


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