Various ‎– Fairy Tales: Early Colour Stencil Films From Pathé

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British Film Institute ‎– BFIVD529, Touch ‎– none
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DVD, Compilation
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1 Un Drame Au Fond De La Mer
Music By – Jana Winderen
1:00
2 Les Sept Châteaux Du Diable
Music By – Henrik Rylander, Joachim Nordwall
11:00
3 Ballet Des Sylphides
Music By – Marcus Davidson
1:00
4 Ali Baba Et Les Quarante Voleurs
Music By – Leif Elggren
9:00
5 Valse Excentrique
Music By – Marcus Davidson
2:00
6 Japonaiseries
Music By – Pascal Wyse
3:00
7 La Danse Du Diable
Music By – Leif Elggren
3:00
8 Métamorphose Du Papillon
Music By – Chris Watson
2:00
9 La Poule Aux OEufs D'Or
Music By – Achim Mohné
14:00
10 Martyrs Chrétiens
Music By – Sarah Nicolls
7:00
11 Loïe Fuller
Music By – Philip Jeck
2:00
12 L'Album Merveilleux
Music By – Oren Ambarchi
5:00
13 L'Antre De La Sorcière
Music By – Maia Urstad
7:00
14 La Peine Du Talion
Music By – Christian Fennesz*
6:00
15 La Fée Printemps
Music By – Hildur Guðnadóttir
5:00
16 Les Roses Magiques
Music By – Sohrab
4:00
17 Le Scarabée D'Or
Music By – Michael Esposito, Mike Harding
3:00
18 Cendrillon Ou La Pantoufle Merveilleuse
Music By – Philip Jeck
16:00
19 Le Spectre Rouge
Music By – Michael Esposito, Mike Harding
9:00
20 Le Pied De Mouton
Music By – BJ Nilsen*
5:00
21 La Sorcière Noire
Music By – Michael Esposito, Mike Harding
4:00
22 La Belle Au Bois Dormant
Music By – Sarah Nicolls
14:00
23 L'Oiseau Bleu
Music By – BJ Nilsen*
12:00
24 La Légende Du Fantôme
Electronics – Tom HainesGlockenspiel – Tom HainesMusic By – The London Snorkelling TeamOrgan – Christopher BranchSynthesizer – Christopher BranchTrombone – Pascal WyseWind – Ross Hughes
9:00
25 Le Faune
Music By – Hildur Guðnadóttir
5:00
Extra's
1 Barbe-blue
Music By – SAVX*
11:00
2 Little Red Riding Hood
Music By – Rosy Parlane
8:00
3 La Danse Du Diable (Sint-Lukas Versions)
4 Au Pays De L'Or 8:00

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156-minute DVD featuring newly commissioned scores by Touch Artists, including Philip Jeck, Fennesz and Chris Watson. Includes 24-page booklet of notes and stills

'Fairy Tales' features 29 beautiful early colour stencil films dating to 1901-1922, re-scored by the Touch roster's finest, and students from Sint-Lukas University College of Art & Design in Brussels. The films come from a short period in early cinematic history, the belle epoque in turn-of-the-century Paris, where filmmakers would appropriate classic fairy stories using fantastical visual styles adopted from theatre, mixed with new technology allowing them to apply jewel-like colours to the silent images. Fast forward a century and those bewitching, comical and dreamlike images are recontextualised by electronic and acoustic sounds ranging from Chris Watson's gorgeously delicate accompaniment to 'Métamophose du Papillon' numerous etheric moments by Philip Jeck and Achim Mohné's comical juxtapositions. As they were intended then, the films should appeal to viewers and listeners both young and old, creating an magical and unforgettable experience for all.

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