and Movie Reviews
library of Articles on Pola's Movies and Reviews of Pola-related
and European Silent-related movies and music.
articles by David Gasten unless otherwise specified.
on Pola's Movies:
NEGRI: THE UNKNOWN YEARS 1935-1938"
by Frank Noack
An article full of rare information about Pola Negri's Nazi/Third Reich movie
by Frank Noack, edited by David Gasten
review of a 2007 screening of Pola’s very first film
OF THE MUMMY (1918)
Eyes of the Mummy on TV vs. The Eyes of the Mummy on DVD"
An appreciation and comparison of two available versions of the 1918 film
BLOOD (aka CARMEN) (1918)
BLOOD ON DVD"
A review of Sunrise Silents DVD release of Gypsy Blood; includes
discussion of the commentary in Sunrise Silents' Gypsy Blood and One
Arabian Night releases
(aka ONE ARABIAN NIGHT) (1920)
A comparison of the newly restored European version of Sumurun
One Arabian Night, the previously available American version; also
includes information on Sunrise Silents' DVD version of One Arabian
BERGKATZE (aka THE WILDCAT) (1921)
WILDCAT: The Funniest Movie You've Never Seen"
A review of Kino's DVD release of Die Bergkatze/The Wildcat
SPANISH DANCER (1923)
"THE SPANISH DANCER ON DVD"
A review of Reel Classic DVD's release of The Spanish Dancer
"HOTEL IMPERIAL ON DVD"
A review of Grapevine Video's new improved DVD release of Hotel Imperial
WOMAN HE SCORNED (1929)
Masterpiece: A Pola Negri Silent Resurfaces"
About the Grapevine Video release of The Woman He Scorned (1929);
originally published in Classic Images, May 2003
in Mazurka: Selections from Vintage Documents"
annotated by Frank Noack, edited by David Gasten
Vintage German texts on Mazurka, Pola's most important talking
includes selections from the autobiographies of director Willi Forst,
director Peter Kreuder, and leading man Albrecht Schoenhals
"Pola Negri in MADAME BOVARY"
by Frank Noack
An in-depth review of the little-seen screen Third Reich screen
adaptation of the Gustave Falubert novel starring Pola Negri as Emma
HI DIDDLE DIDDLE (1943)
Diddle Diddle: an Anti-World War II propaganda film on DVD"
A detailed review of Grapevine Video's DVD release of Hi Diddle Diddle
Silent Movie Reviews:
The Complete Danish Films DVD (2005)
Detailed review of the Danish Film Institute DVD containing Asta
Nielsen's foundational silent movies Afgrunden
(The Abyss, 1910), Balletdanserinden (The
Ballet Dancer, 1911), Den Sorte Drøm (The
Black Dream, 1911), and Mød Lyset (Towards The Light,
DVD review of an extremely rare film from an actress with a largely
Films About or Inspired By Pola Negri:
NEGRI: LIFE IS A DREAM IN CINEMA (2006) documentary
Review of Life is a Dream
in Cinema Documentary
Review of Pola Negri's recent documentary film, directed by Mariusz
DIARY (2009) feature film
Esther's Diary: The
Holocaust Film To End All Holocaust Films
Detailed review of modern Holocaust Film whose main character is
strongly inspired by Pola Negri; also directed by Mariusz Kotowski
1920's German Cabaret Music
OPHELIA ORCHESTRA: Sound and Smoke (2004) CD Review
A Return to Weimar Berlin's Cabaret Scene,
Sleaze and All
On the Neo-Burlesque
The Burlesque Show Is (Almost) Over.
published by UK commentary blog "The
November 29, 2010