Part of an ongoing effort to watch each of the films in Roger Ebert’s Great Movies series. The introduction and full list can be found here.
“A text could be written about the impact of Pastrone’s experiments in lighting and camera movement, decisive in freeing the movies from the proscenium.”
~ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times (quoted at the beginning of Kino Video’s restored Cabiria)
“Proscenium” is a word I was unfamiliar with when it appeared on the screen during my first viewing of Cabiria.