THE LIFE AND DEATH OF 9413, A HOLLYWOOD EXTRA

by Robert FLOREY & Slavko VORKAPICH
1927 / 35mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 13' 49




"Perhaps the most popular experimental film made in the United States prior to MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON, the film has direct ties to German expressionistic and French avant-garde cinema. The filmmakers fabricated much of the atmosphere through clever lighting and cutouts to depict the business of Hollywood. The production was made on a shoe-string budget reported by the filmmakers to be a meager $97 and shot mostly in a corner of Florey’s kitchen and at several public locations in Los Angeles.
The highly entertaining results received wide exposure at little art cinemas then in vogue across the country, and generated much discussion among the public and cinéphiles. Florey, Toland and Vorkapich went on to have exemplary Hollywood careers, each producing significant contributions to film art. Sadly the same can’t be reported for its star Jules Raucourt, who like the film’s namesake 9413 saw his acting career slowly unravel." - Bruce Posner

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distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 23,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 47,00 €