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Abel . 1889--1981, French film director, whose works include J'accuse (1919, 1937) and Napol?on (1927), which introduced the split-screen technique
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Which cinematic technique did French director Abel Gance introduce in 1927?
In the superb 1927 silent film "Napoleon", by French director Abel Gance, there is a curious moment when the Corsican hero of the film, portrayed by Albert Dieudonne, muses prophetically that one day Europe will be united by neither cannon nor cavalry charge but by treaties and pieces of paper.
Griffith, Abel Gance, Erich von Stroheim, and Fritz Lang, while also discussing the contributions of lesser known directors such as Louis Feuillade or Joe May.
Director Abel Gance underscored this development when he remade his anti-war film "J'accuse" (1919) as "That They May Live" (1938), in which disfigured World War 1 veterans literally rise from their graves to protest the gathering storm of yet another world war.
This week's film is "Lucrezia Borgia," directed by Abel Gance.
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He began in the 1980s with his score for the six-hour version of Napoleon by the late Abel Gance.
One day, I hope it will happen again, as Abel Gance did a long time ago with Napoleon.
Jean-Luc Godard praised him as a director ``rich in invention and bursting with daring conceptions'' whose approach to filmmaking reminded him ``of the extravagances of Abel Gance and Erich von Stroheim.
THOUGH NOT QUITE AS EPIC in proportion, the tortuous history of the production, exhibition, and preservation of Napoleon vu par Abel Gance (1927), the most ambitious project of the French silent cinema, mirrors the saga of its protagonist.
They had tried it on a big screen with Cinerama in the 1950s, but we were really looking back to Abel Gance who shot Napoleon using three screens in the late 1920s.