Call number: DVD-4965

Asta Nielsen. Hamlet & Die Filmprimadonna

On 2 DVDs

This is DVD 2

GAD, Urban
Die Filmprimadonna [The Film Primadonna]

Projektions-AG "Union" (PAGU) (Berlin), 1913; premiere 5 December 1913
Producer: Paul Davidson
Screenplay: Urban Gad
Photography: Axel Graatkjær, Karl Freund
Production design: Fritz Seyffert
Optional music for this edition: Trio New Amsterdam

Ruth Breton 		                   Asta Nielsen	
Herr von Zornhorst 	                   Paul Otto	
The film writer and actor Walter Heim      Fritz Weidemann
With:                                      Fred Immler
15 minutes, extant fragments, 278 metres of 1429 metre film
English titles with optional German subtitles, silent with optional music track


Asta Nielsen Privat [Asta Nielsen Home Movie]
Denmark, c. 1970

1 minute 28 seconds


Asta Nielsen Privatoptageiser [Asta Nielsen Private Movie Shots]
Germany, 1912-1914
A combination of footage of Nielsen with her daughter Jesta and her sister Johanne; with her husband Urban Gad; and visiting PAGU Film in Frankfurt

3 minutes 35 seconds
German text with optional English subtitles


Hamlet Fassungsvergleich [Hamlet Version Comparison]
Germany, 2009
A comparison of 15 sequences in the restored original German version and the US distribution version held at MOMA
Directors: Anke Mebold, Christian Appelt
Music: Michael Riessler and Lisma Project

29 minutes 24 seconds
German text with optional English subtitles


Der elektronische Hamlet [The Electronic Hamlet]
On Michael Reissler's score
ZDF/3sat, Germany, 2008
Director: Achim Forst
Script: Achim Forst
Photography: Thilo Stock
Editor: Christian Hill

7 minutes 26 seconds
In German with optional English subtitles


Hamlet con Asta Nielsen [Hamlet with Asta Nielsen]
Exilfilm, Italy, 2007
Executive producer: Nina Goslar
Music: Michael Riessler and Lisma Project

6 minutes 37 seconds
No dialogue

Region code All
Aspect ratio 1.33:1, 4:3
Languages Optional German and English subtitles
Features Five short documentaries (See above)
Still and document gallery:
Location shots 1920s and Film screenings 1921
New York Times Display Ads at the Lexington Theatre, 1921
Production stills from the DIF Photo Collection
Posters from the DIF Poster Collection
Extensive ROM section with documents
20 page booklet
Source Edition Filmmuseum, 37

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