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The Flute of Krishna (1926)

Not Rated | | Short, Fantasy, Romance | 9 May 1926 (USA)

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Early Colour Film made by Eastman Kodak itself. Martha Graham's dance "The Flute of Krishna" is performed in front of the camera by students from the Eastman School of Music.

Director:

Rouben Mamoulian
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Thelma Biracree Thelma Biracree ... (uncredited)
Constance Finkel Constance Finkel ... (uncredited)
Betty MacDonald Betty MacDonald ... (uncredited)
Robert Ross Robert Ross ... Krishna (uncredited)
Evelyn Sabin Evelyn Sabin ... Radha (uncredited)
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Early Colour Film made by Eastman Kodak itself. Martha Graham's dance "The Flute of Krishna" is performed in front of the camera by students from the Eastman School of Music.

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krishna | flute | dance | maiden | See All (4) »

Genres:

Short | Fantasy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1926 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Eastman Kodak Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2004 National Film Preservation Foundation print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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One of the 50 films in the 3-disk boxed DVD set called "More Treasures from American Film Archives, 1894-1931" (2004), compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 5 American film archives. This film has a running time of 7 minutes, an added music score, and is preserved by the George Eastman House. See more »

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Not exactly plot-laden--but of great historical value.
6 May 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"The Flute of Krishna" has practically no plot, yet it is quite watchable--especially to film historians and cinephiles. Why? Because it is an early color film and was made with a two-color Kodachrome process--as opposed to the usual two-color Technicolor seen on most films of the time. It's hard to compare the processes when you only see this one film, but compared to the two-color Technicolor films that I have seen after they were restored, the print appears more delicate. The colors are less harsh--with softer blue-green hues and less orangy reds (despite calling these color films, the colors really are more tones of orange-red and green-blue). Still, it's a far cry from the lovely three-color Technicolor of the 1930s--which is true color (albeit a bit intense).

If you see the film, it consists of a guy painted in greenish paint who is supposed to be Krishna. He and three ladies in Indian garb dance about the set and that's all.


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