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Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(November 7, 1908)

Independent films,   p. 15


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November 7, 1908.  THE  SHO
INDEPENDENT FILMS
Itecent films  celcased  by  independent
manufacturers are:
Tle Lake of Garda, Italy, Urban-Eclipse,
450 feet.-A steamboat npof   oraiaa of the
tartestsandmost eastern of the great lakses
ol sorthean Italy, enclosed by Alpine ridg-
esonboth sides, and dividing the Austrian
V'enetia and Lombardey.  The lake    at its
tyrol from the old Italian provinces of
Trealesf depth is about 1,000 feet.    The
lreastree ripets its fruit on the banks of
this lake, though the trees retuire to i e
ecefullY  covered  and  seotn  artificially
wared duringfrost. The number of trees
wa cdltivion is over 20,000, each produc-
in sbout 1,000 lemons.   The scenery on
Lake Garela, its islands and promontory,
is remarkable for the luxuriance of its veg-
etation, for the island castle ruins, for the
sublime mountain peaks, and for the pie-
tressque towns and villages on its banks.
A Tyrolean Paradise, Urban-Eclipse, 374
feet.-Pictures secured in the neighborhood
of Arco, Meran and Botzen, popular health
resorts in the Southern Tyrol.   Mountain
i:.  torrents, aescades,  olive  gardens, feudal
castles, romtntic, and  picturesque,  form
scenes of nature at her smiling best which
will live in the memory of every beholder.
The Gorges of the Tarn. Urban-Eclipse,
367 feet-A tributary of the Garonne. one
of the most picturesque districts in    the
soutthwest of France.  Romantic scenes on
ke tsks of the   Tarn, a    shallow   but
ssafttt-fowism; stream  nsvigahle  only  for
punts, reveal fresh beauties of majestic
nature  at every   turn.  Dolomite rocks.
cliffs and caverns. chiselled and modelled
by rain and frost, are continuously    pre-
seled  in  wonderful   lrched.    pointed.
groyned and fantastic designs. Ruins nest-
ling at the feet of majestic   escarpments
lend their charm  and simnle buts of the
peasant population add vrielty and iho121t-
on the general effect. the beauty of whiii
Is doubled by the mirroring waters of the
Tarn. Admidstt foliage in delieitful con-
fusion, rapids whirling and eddying in and
our of rocky channels. each   turn  of the
river reserves an agreeable surprise as it
defles in front of audience. The darkness
of the caves, the mountains rising sheer
above them, tie graceful bridges spanning
the watcers. an  the  natural   weir  oer
which the killed boatmen shoot their shal-
low pints, form views of incomparable na-
-    ture such as is seldom  seen.
The Prehistoric Man. Urban-Eclipse. 357
feet.-The "TTand of the Artist" has added
to the world's bappiness ha the excessiv
lauehter-compellinc fancies it has depicted.
"Creted" is perhaps the better term, for
the pictures drawn upon paper or canvas
Invariably take living form, stop   out of
the canvas, and act more or less-generally
less-ratonall'. In the "Prelhistoric Man"
the author bas excelled bimself. The art-
ist in person is revealed in this    series,
where, previouly,  only  his ''aand"   ap-
peared.  In an idle moment he outlines
upon a large sheet the figure of a conven-
tional prehistoric ogre of forbidding asnect
and threatening demeanor, armed with a
prehistoric stone hammer.   To the artist's
own dismay the creature becomes nossessed
of lifenad movemlent and avalls out of the
oooen frame,. Ea'idenlta- bolting upon the
draughisman as resnonsile for his bein.,:
he Ittachna  himself to that     tnfortunnte
person and accompanies him    wherever be
goes. So dissirotis is the havoc  l create-
in Iwentieh  century  streets. oses   snd
lass. and so f9rfstl the imm-ession, tc"t
fle ustilto'" ntst In a'iit triea to escape.
the gaunt incnocruous fietr is not to be
shnklen off.  After calamities innumerable
and consternation unbounded. a happy idea
uggests Itself to the artist, who. return-
inc to his studio, hastily draws a urebis-
torte animal, which also assumen life. The
mann. entering the studio in search of his
artist friend, is seized between the fear-
some jaws of th wird creature and swal-
sid tebsie.   Only his stone allet re-
tosis and this thle artist ses so a weap-
si whh cuts the Inoffensive canvas upon
il l th creatures avere drawn, thus in-
llsong lbs illusion.
A   Quirk-Change     Mesnerist,   Urban-
ell ie. .34- feet.-Laushter unebotunded awill
greel every incident of ibis most original.
cia'rl  cs   i'd   Skiliftill' exeeited  and
d dedl tnistal stitctI   to lbe Orderly
tudy of an apparently mild and respecta-
ble gentleman, an escaped convict breaks.
The best is in no away dismayed or angry.
ad, he sympathlzes with the wretch.
tpon whom   he   exercises  his   undoubted
nowers as a nesnerist  Great suceess fol-
loWs this and every experiment.    Not only
does  e 11yTnitize hs thuman stilc     1ti
foltoir ve, articles of dress. Ralpid chanfe
1sv  rapid  ohlange-feminine   garments
to Is males, and vice verss-nd       all is
doe  with a rapidily which d ces i'even
Ik  c  t's sflb  cmera  Tte nasnmerist in
the carb of the convict escaoes from     his
o    house, and in hotly pursned by war-
dpoliml           Choeerfuli  and mr-
rile ifile tirsutit i, keOpt itta. tilsesmrs
O%lilozine  l ,    1 u1o   itot cotlso  i
contact and nolidng   llam   awork  his ow n
tn-ee  sodl laughing ail.  The restils are
inOediatlb  apisarent  'aci  ''hlle'   e-
 ctomin  wildly exhilatled  as lbs  chance
is effec'ed.  Cubeeuentia     the  sttptond
atIci is,- otneted in a barber's shon as be
ihe c             Hs vicimsal     surround
hi  elair ftm   wbich the tmnorist risen,
if transformed   into  Mtnlhitonteies.
-        rio n hhgiem  his marvelius  hvnnoti
flet   uts w pl-bla'iooltge Ite   otim
of  in  isol beattors.  waks  Otncr  55
elotsn  FoloOO.sad Other isghtcr_,,reas
lg beings. and dance mediv arstund the
0        n Finall  be lisapponrs in a puff
t         and a    is vietios foll exhausted
nd  onder triken to tin grotnd.
SIIu be ofr exellenti lramati and com-
w-k s    t llows     aill    relcased next
':'e SaIf- 118i feet.
r'he   ilr  eit 407 feet.
T'e  5arvelts treenesi584 feet
The Iralre51    'ethcr     4   -0fest.
Te  isherman's Dlurhbter. 700 feet.
T;e Power of the Child, 317feet.
Concealing a Burglar, Biograph, 663 feet.
-Mr. and Mrs. Brownt are preparing to at-
tend a banquet and Mrs. Brown takes from
the jewel case a beautiful pearl necklace,
hut in her haste, forgets to put it on. She
notices its absence while seated at the ban-
quet board and is very much wrought up
in consequence, but Mr. Brown assures her
thlat she wtill find it safe upon their return
home. As one of the guests, there is a
party named TWells, who, unknown to all,
is a gentleman burglar.    Hearing of the
forgotten necklace, he sees the chance of
a rich haul, and feigning illness, leaves she
banquet hall, makes his way to the Brown
apartments and is just about to decamp
with the.loot, when the Browns return; so
he hides behind the portiers that cover the
window, leaving the necklace lying on the
dresser. Brown is a bit boozy, and goes
out   again,  ostensibly to procure cigars.
While he is gone, Mrs. Brown retires. Wells
seizes this opportunity to get out, but hear-
ing the approach of Brown, compels Mrs.
Brown to hide him, or he will pretend to
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her husband that he is her lover. Here is
a dilemma. Well, she conceals him in the
closet.  Brown enters and taking off his
coat goes to the closet to hang it up and it
looks fort ite moment that a discovery is in-
evitable.  Wells sneaks from   there,  and
after ineffectually seeking a place of safe-
ly for some minutes, is finally caught. He
throws suspicion on poor Mrs. Browvn, who
in vain tries to convince her husband the
fellow  is a thief.  Finally  the  husband
hoods her a pistol and commands her to
shoot her lover or thief, whichever he be.
This the wife is loath to do, but as Wells
raises a gun and is about to shoot her hus-
toerd, silo sends a bullet through his wrist,
dropping the gun from his hand. At this
noment a couple of policemen, who had
leard the skirmish, rush in and secure
Wells, in whose pockets are found many
articles of value, proving conclusively his
true character.  Brown now    shamefacedly
implores the forgiveness of his wife for
his suspicions.
The Call of the Wild, Biograph, 980 feet.
-George Redfeather, the hero of this sub-
ject upon his return from   Carlisle, where
lie not only graduated with high honors,
but was also the star of the college foot-
11ll team, attends a reception given in his
honor by Lieut. Penrose, and Indian Agent,
and there the civilized brave meets Gladys,
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the Lieutenant's daughter, and falls des-
perately in love with her.   He is indig-
nantly repulsed by Gladys and ordered from
the house for his presumption by her fath-
er. This nostalgic fever growing more in-
tense every second, until in a fury he tears
off the conventional clothes he wears, don-
ning in their stead his suit of leather,
ni  blanket and feathered seadgear. Thus
garbed, and with a bottle of whiskey, he
makes his way back to 1is former associ-
ate s in tho wvilds. Het plans venlgeance and
the opportunity presents itself, when   he
surprises Gladys out horseback riding. He
captures her after a spirited chase and in-
tended hlolding hler captive, but she apl-
peals to him, calling to his mind the pres-
ence of the All Powerful Master above, who
knows and sees all things, and who is
even now calling to him to do right. He
listens to the call of this Higher Voice and
helping her to her saddle, sadly watches
her ride off homeward.
The Pirate's Gold, Biograph, 966 feet.-
Young Wilkinson is leaving his dear old
mother for a journey to seek his fortune in
a foreign clime. Having successfully per-
petrated one of their nefarious exploits a
pirate ship is struck by a storm and forced
to put out from their floundering vessel in
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