- Ciné-concert: Varieté
November 17 at 3:30 p.m.
AFI Silver Theatre
Alloy Orchestra in performance
E. A. DuPont’s circus trapeze-artist melodrama stars Emile Jannings as the wronged lover who opts for revenge. Cameraman Karl Freund’s showy cinematography — he even installed cameras on the trapezes to reflect states of mind and dizzying crowd shots — made for suspenseful viewing in 1925. The film was widely seen then, not only for its visual thrills but also for a rousingly modern psychological depiction of erotic desire among the threesome of Jannings, Lya De Putti, and Warwick Ward. (E. A. DuPont, 1925, 90 minutes) Score commissioned by Indiana University Cinema and the Indiana University Office of the Bicentennial
courtesy Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung Foundation