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The company caught on camera here were under shell fire 20 minutes later - we don't know who survived

The company caught on camera here were under shell fire 20 minutes later - we don't know who survived

by Allan Fish

(UK 1916 73m) DVD2

We’re here because we’re here…

William F.Jury  d  none  ph  J.B.McDowell, Geoffrey A.Malins  ed  Geoffrey A.Malins, Charles Urban  m  Laura Rossi (DVD reissue)

Here is a unique film in this selection.  Take one look at the credits; there is no director listed.  It’s not because he wasn’t known, but rather because there was no director as such.  The real auteurs here, if tradition dictates we must have them, are the two unheard of gentlemen given photographic credit.  In the full listing of selections for this book, I list them as the directors, but if there really were directors for this film, they were the accursed brass hats who made the orders and never got within range of a field artillery gun.  History would rather call them mis-directors. (more…)

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