The Last Command (& Alloy Orchestra)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Last Command is the 1928 silent movie staring Emil Jannings as the Grand Duke of the Tsar’s army and tells the story of his last battle, his capture, escape, and eventual demise in Hollywood as an extra in a film close to his own life.

It is the best silent movie I’ve seen – I genuinely enjoyed it, and I rarely connect to older films, let alone silent ones.

Part of the magic was the performance of the Alloy Orchestra – they are really exceptional and it was a treat to hear their score.

Posted at 15:40:48 GMT-0700

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