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Eye on Sound: Just Around the Corner (Frances Marion, US 1921) (soundwave)

Just Around the Corner

Frances Marion / US, 1921 / 79 min.

She was a celebrated screenwriter in the early days of Hollywood and a major player in the film industry. She also directed three feature films. Now screening: Frances Marion’s recently restored Just Around the Corner. Martin de Ruiter provides a piano accompaniment.

poster Just Around the Corner (Frances Marion, US 1921)
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Details

Director

Frances Marion

Production year

1921

Country

US

Original title

Just Around the Corner

Length

79 min.

Language

live music, English

Format

DCP

Part of

Eye on Sound

With Eye on Sound, Eye focuses on the special relationship between image and sound. Expect live music to silent films, live bands from today to classics of yesteryear, brand new scores to films from the versatile Eye collection and special attention to the often neglected art of sound design.

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