20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916) Super 8/ Music | Berkeley
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Sunday, February 24, 2013
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916) Super 8 Silent Film Night with Musical Accompaniment | Underground Film Night: Obscure Super 8 & 16mm Movies | Berkeley
Captain Nemo has built a fantastic submarine for his mission of revenge. He has traveled over 20,000 leagues in search of Charles Denver – a man who caused the death of Princess Daaker. Seeing what he had done, Denver took the daughter to his yacht and sailed away. He abandoned her and a sailor on a mysterious island and has come back after all these years to see if she is still alive and if the nightmares he has will stop.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1916 silent film directed by Stuart Paton. The film’s storyline is based on the novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. It also incorporates elements from Verne’s The Mysterious Island. This version is notable for its groundbreaking work in underwater photography by the brothers George M. Williamson and J. Ernest Williamson. Actual underwater cameras were not used, but a system of watertight tubes and mirrors allowed the camera to shoot reflected images of underwater scenes staged in shallow sunlit waters.
Director: Stuart Paton
Writer: Jules Verne (based on: “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” by)
Stars: Allen Holubar, Dan Hanlon and Edna Pendleton