THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE: LAKE DISTRICT SUMMER MUSIC

26 July 2018 | Bethany Reynard

“An epic tale of surging passion sweeping from the wide plains of the Argentine through the fascinating frivolities of pre-war Paris into the blazing turmoil of the German invasion“…

In this concluding year of LDSM’s commemoration of the First World War, they mark not only the turbulent historic events that took place as the map of Europe was redrawn, but how peacetime brought about a different mood, with this rare screening of what is often held to be the first anti-war film.

It became the top-grossing film of 1921, and at one point it was said to be the highest-grossing film of all time, until Gone with the Wind’s release in 1939. It turned the then-little-known actor Rudolph Valentino into a superstar and as the first film featuring the tango, was responsible for a dance craze.

For this LDSM screening there will be a live improvised organ accompaniment by Darius Battiwalla.

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