The story is perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the film, and the plot moves along very quickly in this version which is just under one hour in length. That the only native character in the story is performed by a white man and. It looks at the sources in victorian and edwardian literature to see if any of the ideas found their way into the film. Both jannings and negri put in a good performance, although for some it might appear overdramatic at times. Nevertheless, i still found the eyes of the mummy intriguing and entertaining. The large star shaped lock is hard to miss, so its clear that the easter egg is intentional. It is the first collaboration between lubitsch and negri, a pairing that would go on to make worldwide successes such as carmen 1918, madame dubarry 1919, and. The eyes of the mummy is available on dvd in an unrestored version. This is a very poor film technically and even the great jannings is wasted as the villain. The movie has a piano music score composed and performed by douglas m.
Set in the 1920s, this lively action film follows the exploits of american adventurer rick who, along with british librarian evelyn and her brother jonathan, sets out to uncover the mysteries and treasures of the ancient egyptians. The mummy is a 2017 american actionadventure film directed by alex kurtzman and written by david koepp, christopher mcquarrie, and dylan kussman, with a story by kurtzman, jon spaihts, and jenny lumet. The film was lubitschs debut as a dramatic director, intended to satisfy a growing demand for movies with exotic settings. Facts about the mummy films you need to know page 32. The mummy is a 1959 british horror film, directed by terence fisher and starring christopher lee and peter cushing. Similarly, the silent cinema is surveyed to see if the 1932 film was a collection of previously filmed stories remoulded. During the films climax, she was to take a few steps down a short flight of stairs and then collapse at the. Considering the poor quality of this ufaproduced melodrama starring pola negri and emil jannings, its quite likely the two actors played in it before doing passion and one arabian night known.
Otherwise known as the award show for the worst in film. The film stars tom cruise as a us soldier who accidentally unearths the. What they actually find is the undead mummy imhotep and once. The film follows adventurer rick oconnell as he travels to hamunaptra, the city of the dead, with a. The eyes of the mummy silent dvdr 1922 alpha video.
Moved to the united states, under contract to mary pickford 1923. A girl is kidnapped and held captive in an ancient egyptian temple. Son of a welltodo jewish tailor in berlin, lubitsch displayed an early aptitude for the theater, becoming an apprentice to the prestigious company of max reinhardt in 1911. The mummy it is the year 1923 and richard rick oconnell, an american explorer, has discovered hamunaptra, the city of the dead. It was written by jimmy sangster and produced by michael carreras and anthony nelson keys for hammer film productions. This article examines the literary and cinematic antecedents of a cinema icon, the mummy, produced by universal pictures in 1932. The eyes of the mummy was produced by prolific german ufa studio and boasts a whos who of movie legends. Universals first instalment in their proposed dark universe of monster movies arrives in the form of this tom cruise action vehicle. That same month, grapevine video released the film on home video. Realizing what he has done he stabs himself with his own knife. The eyes of the mummy or the eyes of the mummy ma is a 1918 german silent film directed by ernst lubitsch. Made his mark as a serious director with the film eyes of the mummy 1922. The mummy is barely a film at all the mummy is a mishmash of wildly varying tones and plot strands, from its convoluted beginning to its shameless nonend, writes nicholas barber.
The cool way the mummy totally references brendan frasers. It is a reboot of the mummy franchise and is the first and only installment in universals dark universe franchise. Three years later, he meets with a beautiful librarian, evelyn evy carnahan and her brother, jonathan. Inspired by the opening of tutankhamens tomb in 1922, karl freunds the mummy set. His urbane comedies of manners gave him the reputation of being hollywoods most elegant and sophisticated director. A huge brute man in egypt kidnaps a beautiful young woman who was washing clothes in the nile river. Thousands of years after his death he is accidently brought back to life by an archeological expedition and, disguised in modern dress, sets about locating his reincarnated lost love in this eerie, subtle film that works its scary. It is genuinely discomforting to have a female mummy who, in the hands of sofia boutella, manages some semblance of soulfulness she murdered her family to be queen because it was the only way to guarantee power in a patriarchal world, only to be bizarrely and brazenly fetishized by the camera, and chained and tortured throughout the film. The films second act practically rips the main characters out of the mummy film youve been watching for a jarring pit stop to introduce the rest of the dark universe, complete with. The eyes of the mummy 1918 the eyes of the mummy 1918. The mummy is a 1932 american precode romantic horror film directed by karl freund.
Biographies of the director and cast of the eyes of. The film stars pola negri as ma, emil jannings as radu, and harry liedtke as wendland. For a film made in 1918, the eyes of the mummy feels surprisingly fresh and relevant. If only for historical reasons, the film should be cleaned up and preserved. Kicking off universal pictures dark universe franchise is the mummy movie insider, 1215. Everything you need to know about the mummy movie 2017. The film is about an ancient egyptian mummy named imhotep who is discovered by a team of.
You can probably guess which mummy movie isnt on this list. As is, the viewer can still discern some of the care that went into set and costume design during the silent era. Both the book of the dead and the book of life from the previous mummy film look close to identical. In the mummy 2017, the actors and staff got sick for the sake of the film. Masons mummy skip to entry content ready for a convoluted digression into odd northwest historyone that can only be the product of way too much time fixated on the silent film the eyes of the totem and tacoma in the mid 1920s.
Balderston was from a story by nina wilcox putnam and richard schayer. Union at the ufa union film alliance tempelhof studio in berlin. The mummy stars one of the kings of the genre, boris karloff, as the entombed ancient egyptian priest imhotep. It took another eight years before the next mummy film from universal surfaced. January 29, 1892 november 30, 1947 was a germanborn film director, producer, writer, and actor.
The lack of any real budget is quite obvious in the depictions of egypt and the like, but the story packs plenty of incident into the running time and the characters are well drawn. Emil jannings, star of such classics as the last laugh and the blue angel. The anecdote most commonly shared about this film is found just about everywhere, including in pola negris memoirs which are as unreliable as lillian gishs. His anna boleyn, sumurun and eyes of the mummy are just plain awful. When evy accidentally revives the mummified corpse of an egyptian priest, imhotep, the pair must find a way to kill him before he rises back into power and.
With pola negri, harry liedtke, emil jannings, max laurence. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comic con sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. It is a remake loosely based on the 1932 film of the same title and stars brendan fraser, rachel weisz, john hannah, and kevin j. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events.
The mummy this reboot of the mummy, starring tom cruise, unravels, says kate muir. The film was directed by a young ernst lubitsch, who would gain worldwide acclaim for films such as the love parade and heaven can wait. Silent horror week the eyes of the mummy 1918 youtube. The mummys hand 1940 was the first in a reimagined but decidedly dumbeddown franchise. Portugal 22 january 1981 cinemateca portuguesa italy 12 january 2012. After an egyptian boy attempts to steal a mummys golden staff from a tomb, he unleashes yet another curse on the people. Among his best known works are trouble in paradise, design. Released by universal studios, the film stars boris karloff, zita johann, david manners, edward van sloan and arthur byron. She is rescued and flees to england, but soon finds that her mysterious captor is still haunting her. An art student in egypt goes to an ancient tomb to find the priestess ma, played by pola negri.
The eyes of the mummy 1918 this film directed by the great ernst lubitsch is alleged to be the first mummy horror film although, except for the title, there is no mummy. Oconnor, with arnold vosloo in the titular role as the reanimated mummy. Kharis is brutal and imposing, and cushing is the complete hero. Directed his first featurefilm in germany, als ich tot war aka. Union at the ufa union film alliance tempelhof studio in berlin directed by ernst lubitsch scenario by hans kraly and emil rameau six reels, running time of 55 minutes when it opened in berlin on october 3, 1918. There he sees the eyes behind the coffin slowly open and come to life, just. So much of the action takes place in monotonous halflight. The more silent lubitsch i see the more i think hes was a lousy silent director who managed to succeed only because he found his niche in sound and comedy. The mummy is a 1999 american action horror film written and directed by stephen sommers.
The mummy 2017 was nominated for worst picture, worst director for kurtzman, worst actor for the beloved tom cruise, and a lot more. My name is sarahjane and i am a thirty something canadian vlogger living in the u. Overview of the eyes of the mummy, 1918, directed by ernst lubitsch, with pola negri, harry liedtke, emil jannings, at turner classic movies. In london, england, tom and his girlfriend elizabeth, spend the night in the museum where death and mysterious accidents have happened the. Directed his first american film rosita starring mary pickford. Pola negri, harry liedtke, emil jannings, max laurence, margarete kupfer, alfred hansen, ernst lubitsch, emil rameau, hanns kraly. It was released in the us on june 25, 1922 by paramount pictures as the eyes of the mummy. Bbc culture where does the legend of the mummy come from. Close to 3 in diameter, this two year old colony is stunning. This film directed by the great ernst lubitsch is alleged to be the first mummy. Rather, they came from the 38th golden raspberry awards. Coming just a year after the original film adaptations of mary shelleys and. This will launch universals new cinematic monster universe of classic creature features. He also finds a mummy and a door, behind which is marah.1277 858 135 1378 201 1280 1058 848 864 1127 120 617 403 836 1146 39 962 1131 974 991 1098 1419 795 1528 716 989 89 868 1077 1014 942 1398 146 553 1051 917 358 1018 583 1480 1085 89 1080