Next Events: Mont Alto is preparing for tours to San Francisco in June and July, and other summer events. For details as they appear, see our Schedule page.
Here are two pieces from our score to Jacques Feyder's Gribiche, which was just released by Flicker Alley as part of the French Masterworks set:
We just wrapped recordings on two D.W. Griffith films. These will appear on the Cohen Collection Blu-Ray of Intolerance (1916), Griffith's epic film that interweaves four stories from history. Several years afterwards, Griffith excerpted two of the stories and added footage to them as stand-alone releases, and these will appear on the BluRay with our scores:
The Mother and the Law (1919). Mae Marsh is a young woman who moves to the city after her factory is closed during a strike. Her impoverished life is brightened by love and her faith, but she runs afoul of moralistic do-gooders who arrest her husband and take her child.
Two score excerpts: Prayer, by Camille Saint-Saëns, and Love Song by Homer Barlett.
The Fall of Babylon (1919). The reign of Belshazzar and his Princess Beloved is threatened by the armies of the Persian emporer Cyrus. Huge sets, elaborate costumes, and a full-scale assault on Babylon's 100-foot walls were a spectacle on a scale previously unseen on film.
Score excerpt: By the Fountain (from Three Arabian Dances by Montague Ring) and Azora: Prelude to Act II (by Henry Hadley).
Our summer project was an amazing seven-hour crime serial from France, Les Vampires, which has just been released on DVD and Blu-Ray from Kino . Here's an excerpt from our score, Danse Exotique (movement 3 from "At the Bal Masqué") by the American composer Wilson G. Smith.
Our CD, Passion, Betrayal, and Redemption, is now shipping! See details on our Recordings page.
Mont Alto's private reserve DVD of The Mark of Zorro, has received some great reviews! Details and sample audio files on our Recordings page. Read original reviews at DigitallyObsessed and at DVDTalk.com. Also available, our DVD of Buster Keaton's The General.
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