Sir Conan Doyle's THE LOST WORLD - Anything But Silent Live theatre organ accompaniment by BEN MODEL



Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Tue, Jun 26, 2018 7:30 PM


Anything But Silent Live theatre organ accompaniment by BEN MODEL

Sir Conan Doyle's THE LOST WORLD
Tuesday, June 26 at 7:30 pm
Members $11 | Public $16

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s amazing tale of an explorer journeying to a lost mesa where dinosaurs still rule the earth is brought to thrilling life by legendary King Kong creator Willis O’Brien

New Digital Restoration! Audiences who enjoyed the latest in dinosaur technology in such films as Jurassic World can thank two men for creating a genre that has become a literary and big-screen bonanza. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle started it all in 1912 with his novella, The Lost World, in which the blustery Prof. Challenger (Wallace Beery), a character he modeled on himself, leads an expedition to a lost mesa in South America where dinosaurs still rule at least a part of the Earth. But his story might never have made it to the screen - indeed, it had thwarted attempts to film it for over a decade - had it not been for the special-effects wizardry of Willis O'Brien, who later brought King Kong to life. His work made the 49 model dinosaurs of The Lost World (1925) live and breathe so convincingly that many audience members were convinced the filmmakers had discovered the real thing. (USA, 1925, 90 min., NR, Silent with English intertitles| Dir. Harry O. Hoyt)

Ben Model is one of America’s leading silent film accompanists, and has been playing piano and organ for silent films at the New York MoMA since 1984, and the CAC since 2006.