Film Of The Month – Carl Th. Dreyer’s Michael (1920)

Welcome to a new feature here at Hope Lies at 24 Frames Per Second. Each month we will nominate a film whose influence will inform much of the site for the duration of said month. In this, the inaugural Film Of The Month we are pleased to nominate Carl Th. Dreyer’s landmark 1924 silent Michael for the honour.

Dreyer’s work certainly seems to be very popular at the moment, with social networks abuzz with talk of the current BFI retrospective of the directors work, as well as much anticipation being dedicated to the recently announced acquiring of his The Passion Of Joan Of Arc by the folk over at the Masters Of Cinema Series. Alongside an extensive write-up on the film itself there will be further examination of Dreyer’s work and influence, and we’re even thinking of bringing the Wednesday Debate out of retirement to tie-in with the whole Film Of The Month celebration too!

Next month – An early technicolor classic thats been remade more times than one might care to imagine. 


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