J'accuse [electronic resource] / directed by Abel Gance ; produced by Charles Pathe, Jeffery Masino, Eric Lange and Serge Bromberg
- Additional Titles:
- I accuse
- Los Angeles : Flicker Alley, 1919.
- Physical Description:
- 1 streaming video file (166 min.).
- Additional Creators:
- Bromberg, Serge, Gance, Abel, Lange, Eric, Masino, Jeffery, and Pathé, Charles, 1863-1957
- Silent film online
- Language Note:
- This edition silent with English intertitles and musical background.
- J'Accuse, Abel Gance's extraordinary breakthrough work, is a World War I drama considered to be one of the most technically advanced films of the era and the first major pacifist film. It was referred to by Gance as "A human cry against the bellicose din of armies." It stars Marise Dauvray as Edith, a woman who is unhappily married to an older man, Francois (Severin-Mars), but is actually in love with a young poet, Jean Diaz (Romuald Joube). Both Jean and Francois end up on the front lines of World War I while Edith is captured by German forces and suffers atrocities at the hands of the soldiers. Gance contrasts individual human suffering with the larger horrors of war, depicted with stark realism. This new French-titled, tinted edition is a reconstruction of the film's original 1919 montage. It contains many original art cards with optional English subtitles by film historian Lenny Borger and features a new symphonic score by Robert Israel.
- Title from resource description page (viewed Apr. 4, 2014). and AVAILABLE ONLINE TO AUTHORIZED PSU USERS.
- Other Forms:
- Previously released as DVD.
- Reproduction Note:
- Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Silent film online). Available via World Wide Web.
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