THE MARK OF ZORRO
- SUN 3:10 MON 7:30
$7 Member $12.50 Regular
New 35mm print courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
(1920, Fred Niblo) Sword-slashed Z/s keep popping up on the bad guys as the mysterious masked Zorro starts righting wrongs in Olde California. Based on a book read by Pickford on their honeymoon, the first of Fairbanks’ legendary swashbucklers – and prototype for all the alter-egoed superheros of the future. Approx. 80 min. 35mm.
Last year, scenes from The Mark of Zorro were featured in the Oscar-winning The Artist, with close shots of actor Jean Dujardin cut into the action shots featuring the real Doug.
“Silent classic with Fairbanks as the masked hero of old California; perhaps Doug's best film--his first swashbuckler. Nonstop fun.”
– Leonard Maltin
“Doug is the personification of youth and high adventure; he is the spirit of all the things you and I, out in the darkened spaces this side of the screen, have ever dreamed of being.”
– Frederick James Smith, Motion Picture Classic (1921)
“Here is romance and into the bargain a commercial film.. Douglas Fairbanks is once more the Doug that crowds love.”
– Variety (1920)
“With this film, Fairbanks defined and popularized the swashbuckler genre. All the practitioners after him – Errol Flynn, Tyrone Power, Gene Kelly, Burt Lancaster, and Johnny Depp among them – draw upon the Fairbanks heritage and his contribution to the mosaic of the swashbuckling hero.”
– Jeffrey Vance