The Phantom Carriage movie
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  • The alcoholic - played by Seastrom himself by the way - gets his whole life retold for him, so that he will be able to regret the bad life he lived, causing a lot of suffering to his wife and children

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      The most famous and successful film by swedish silent master filmmaker Victor Seastrom depicts a novel by nobel prize winner Selma Lagerlof, about an alcoholic getting picked up by the ghost who drives The Phantom Carriage to the

      land of the dead. The alcoholic - played by Seastrom himself by the way - gets his whole life retold for him, so that he will be able to regret the bad life he lived, causing a lot ...

      • of suffering to his wife and children. The Phantom Carriage uses a style of trick photography that amazed the whole cinema industry by that time. A genius tecnique invented by cinematographer Julius Jaenzon, that was very influential on
        the the filmmakers of the 1920s, not least of all the german expressionist cinema. The film has a pace and a narrative that was groundbreaking back in those days and made Victor Seastrom and swedish cinema known around the whole world.



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