Talks, Tours & Events for Adults

Wunder der Schöpfung , with live music score by Herschel 36

Saturday 16 February

The extraordinary silent documentary, Wunder der Schöpfung ('Wonder of Creation'), is a unique document of human knowledge about the world and the universe in the 1920s. Fifteen special effects experts and nine cameramen were involved in the production of this beautifully tinted and toned film that combines documentary scenes, historical documents, fiction elements, animation scenes and educational impact.

Wunder der Schöpfung is a classic example of German Kulturfilm, which predate documentaries as we know them today. They were often high-quality productions involving collaborationbetween mainstream film-makers and academics.

Wunder der Schöpfung gives us a glimpse of astronomical knowledge circa 1925, it cleverly uses trick photography and animation to visualise scientific theories.

Herschel 36 (musicians Stu Brown and Paul Harrison) will revisit their acclaimed live score for the film, commissioned by the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival in 2016.

Bar available on the evening

Time? Doors open 6:30pm. Screening starts 7pm

Cost? Standard ticket £10. Concessions £8

Tickets? Please book on Harris Eventbrite

Film Details
Dir. Hanns Walter Kornblum
Germany
1925
Running Time: 1h 32m
Black & white and tinted & toned
German intertitles with English sub-titles
Cert: Recommended U

Reviews

"Just stunning... And the score by duo Herschel 36 was superb." Silent Film Calendar

"Thrilling... a bold but beautifully judged reappraisal of a ground-breaking movie." The Scotsman *****

 

Facebook event here. Part of the Museum of the Moon events programme.

 

 

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