EFC II #137 – Metropolis (1927)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#137 – Metropolis (1927)
Dir. Fritz Lang
Starring: Gustav Fröhlich, Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Heinrich George, Theodor Loos, Fritz Rasp, Erwin Biswanger

The one hundred and thirty-seventh installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, on the 90th anniversary of its original release, Fritz Lang’s magnum opus, one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time, Metropolis.

Recorded in January 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, it’s brilliant, even if the first hour dragged.

Luke: Yes, one of the greatest films of all time, everyone needs to see it!

EFC II #128 – Napoleon (1927)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#128 – Napoleon (1927)
Dir. Abel Gance
Starring: Albert Dieudonné, Vladimir Roudenko, Edmond Van Daële, Alexandre Koubitzky, Antonin Artaud, Abel Gance, Gina Manès, Marguerite Gance, Yvette Dieudonné, Philippe Hériat

The one hundred and twenty-eighth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Abel Gance’s hugely innovative and awe inducing silent epic, Napoleon.

Recorded in December 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Absolutely, it’s a staggering piece of cinema, a flawed masterpiece, but a definite must see.

EFC II #80 – The Unknown (1927)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#80 – The Unknown (1927)
Dir. Tod Browning
Starring: Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Joan Crawford, Nick De Ruiz, John George, Frank Lanning, Polly Moran

The eightieth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, a dark and intriguing tale of a circus performer with no arms, played by the legendary character actor Lon Chaney, The Unknown.

Recorded in September 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, if only for a key scene in this film that is truly striking.

EFC II #66 – The Kid Brother (1927)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#66 – The Kid Brother (1927)
Dir. J.A. Howe & Ted Wilde
Starring: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Walter James, Leo Willis, Olin Francis, Constantine Romanoff, Eddie Boland, Frank Lanning, Ralph Yearsley

The sixty-sixth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, a silent comedy classic from Harold Lloyd, the man destined to forever be under the shadow of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, and undeservedly so, The Kid Brother.

Recorded in September 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, it was really good.

Luke: Yes, it’s a great silent comedy, up there with the likes of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin’s best for me.