One of the most popular and witty plays of the nineteenth century gets the silent treatment– and the stencil color treatment! This Italian-French co-production is possibly the most beautiful silent film ever made. Its costumes and sets are glorious but it also has a talented cast to give this beauty some brains.
I dare say that most of us know the tale of the large-nosed Cyrano, who pines for Roxane. No surprises here but a masterful bit of historical film-making. And the stencil color (which is exactly what it sounds like) is some of the finest ever applied to film.
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.Retains the ending of the play and Cyrano only reveals his love when he is near death.
Read my full-length review here. I also cover Jose Ferrer’s Oscar-winning performance as Cyrano. (He also won a Tony and an Emmy for it.)
If it were a dessert it would be: An assortment of Macarons. Colorful, lovely and always in style.
Availability: Released on DVD by Flicker Alley, an identical release to the out-of-print Image disc.