Golem: The Legend of Prague, The
Czech Republic France, 1936, 83min
: Julien Duvivier
Harry Baur, Roger Karl, Charles Dorat, Roger Duchesne, Raymond Aimos, Gaston Jacquet, Ferdinand Hart, Germaine Aussey, Jany Holt, Truda
Golem Julien Duviviera originated in 1936 in the barrandov studios, without the originally planned the participation of Voskovec and Werich, who his ideas failed to Duvivierově the concept of defend. The Czech side remained represented by videographers Jan Stallichem and Václav Vichy, our actors only appear in smaller roles. For the main character of Rudolf II. the director well chosen, Harry Baura, which the emperor answered not only physically, but managed to capture also his advancing mental illness and loneliness. Betrayed brother Matthias and a mind of her own is looking for Rudolph the understanding of even the taciturn Golem, which has fear as well as the entire city. Golem in the administration of Ferdinand Hart is not primarily a personification of the destructive energy. French filmography of Julien Duviviera stated as a suggestion only novel of Gustav Meyrinka (not a theatrical game V + W). Co-production film, the main equity participation ensured by the Czech factory, was filmed unfortunately only in the French version. Architect Andrejevovi assisted Jan Zázvorka and Karel Škvor. The paris premiere of the film took place in the cinema La Paris on the Champs Elysees 6. 2. 1936. A number of years, the Golem was screened in a shortened version and in the imperfect technical quality of the image, which pointed out even Dr. Radl in his article: "... every dark is too black and every light too bright..." the National film archive used nitrátního duppozitivu, which was about 400 yards longer than the copy preserved in the state from the thirties, and in the barrandov studios had to produce a new copy with vyrovnanějšími shades range, which features a black and white image, and with the accompanied by a yardage.
: Horror Fantasy