Films byTexts by Abel Gance
FILM
Abel Gance, 1919, 166’

“Five months after the armistice was signed that ended World War I, Abel Gance premiered his epic J’accuse in Paris. Called the Great War, WWI was also dubbed ‘the war to end all wars,’ and Gance’s film was aimed at making that statement a reality.

FILM
Abel Gance, 1923, 260’

“Is movement not, in fact, drama? Movement, in art, is rhythm. The possibility of inventing new rhythms, of encapsulating the rhythms of life, of intensifying them and varying them infinitely, becomes, at a given moment, the essential problem for cinematographic techniques.