You can watch them in a cave…
Here are some stunning shots from silent films that feature caves of rock and ice.
This stunning shot was really taken in the Antarctic by Herbert Ponting, the cameraman who accompanied Captain Scott on his Terra Nova expedition and later cut his footage into the documentary The Great White Silence. Ponting is a master.
William S. Hart plays the leader of a gang of bandits who set up houskeeping in a cave in The Toll Gate. He is also the only one who votes not to rob a train but do they listen to him? They do not.
Not quite in a cave but close enough. This stunning shot is from Yakov Protazanov’s version of The Forty-First. It’s a genuinely twisted love story and a very fine example of Soviet filmmaking.
Not currently available on DVD.
A rather striking pose from For Ireland’s Sake, an American production shot on location in Ireland. It’s, um, kind of political if the title didn’t already give that away.
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