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Upstream (film)

Upstream
Directed by John Ford
Written by Randall Faye
Wallace Smith
Starring Nancy Nash
Earle Foxe
Cinematography Charles G. Clarke
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release dates
  • January 30, 1927 (1927-01-30)
Running time
60 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

Upstream is a 1927 American comedy film directed by John Ford. A "backstage drama",[1] the film is about a Shakespearean actor and a woman from a knife-throwing act. The film was considered to be a lost film,[2] but in 2009 a print was discovered in the New Zealand Film Archive.[1]

It is considered to be the first Ford film to show some influence of German director F. W. Murnau, who began working at Fox Studios in 1926. From Murnau, Ford learned how to use forced perspectives and chiaroscuro lighting, which the American director then integrated into his own more naturalistic and direct filmmaking style.[1]

Contents

  • Cast 1
  • Recovery 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Cast

Recovery

In 2009 at the invitation of the New Zealand Film Archive, the National Film Preservation Foundation sent consultants Brian Meacham and Leslie Ann Lewis to assess its holdings of long unseen nitrate film prints of American silent films. The cache was found to include astonishing treasures of at least 75 American silent films unknown to exist in the United States, including a complete tinted nitrate print of Upstream and a trailer for another lost John Ford feature, Strong Boy (1929).[3]

The New Zealand Film Archive turned out to have many American films that had never been shipped back to the United States after they ran in theaters.[1] The films were supposed to be destroyed at the end of their distribution run, but some were stashed away instead.[4] Upstream was considered so important that, unlike other films discovered in the New Zealand archive, it was restored in New Zealand.[4]

20th Century Fox, a descendant company of the studio that made the movie, supported the preservation of the film in collaboration with the National Film Preservation Foundation and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences film archive. Upstream received a "repremiere" at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in September 2010.[1] and a European screening at Le Giornate del Cinema Muto in Pordenone Italy in October 2010. Michael Mortilla wrote music for the AMPAS screening, and Donald Sosin for the Pordenone event.

Only 15 percent of Ford's silent films are known to have survived as of 2010.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e
  2. ^
  3. ^ http://www.cinetecadelfriuli.org/gcm/allegati/GCM10_07R&R.pdf 2010 Pordenone Silent Film Festival catalog--retrieved Nov. 18, 2010.
  4. ^ a b c King, Susan, "Silent film treasures to be preserved", June 7, 2010, Los Angeles Times, retrieved same day

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