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The Société Cinématographique des Auteurs et Gens de Lettres

Christine Leteux

in Albert Capellani: Pioneer of the Silent Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166438
eISBN:
9780813166728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166438.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Société Cinématographique des Auteurs et Gens de Lettres (SCAGL) was created in early 1908 to produce prestigious literary adaptations for Pathé. Capellani, as its supervisor, was a prime mover. ... More


Les Misérables

Christine Leteux

in Albert Capellani: Pioneer of the Silent Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166438
eISBN:
9780813166728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166438.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 1912, SCAGL decided to produce an adaptation of Hugo’s classic. As the feature-length film was becoming the norm around Europe, Capellani made the first blockbuster of its time, not only directing ... More


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