April 29, 2009

50. Das indische Grabmal: Der Tiger von Eschnapur (1921)

My Anonymous visitor pretty much summed this one up in the following comment :
The second part has more Veidt and a lot more action, but the overall structure has the feel of a serial.
A plus: the tigers eat the right person.
(<----TRUE !) I have very little to add to that. If someone has seen this film and knows how much I worship and adore Mr Veidt, you'll know seeing something like this second part was like.. well, if I'd been a teenage boy, this would have been the equivalent of a porn film. Certainly stimulated the senses in every way imaginable. It's a good thing I watched this one alone.

giving him the respect he deserves

the British dude's shirt just had to be ripped open to expose his nipple, right ?


..it's my blog so I can post as many pictures of his expressions as I want.

that frustrating lady who refuses to have anything to do with the beautiful Maharajah

..until she's forced into it.

I liked the scene with these two in it. The Maharajah was like a kid in a candy store, requesting this and that, while Ramigani had no other choice but to obey.

there's something much more menacing about a posse of horse riders than there is about modern biker gangs

I wish I could have a portable version of this gif :

What more could I ask for ?
This was too much, all too much... like a visual heroin overdose. I had to take a pause while watching this bit.
I went to get a glass of cool water and sat down on the edge of my bed. The thought of Conrad Veidt, 28, dressing up in all that gear somewhere in the world (UFA studios ? ) back in 1921 and getting filmed doing that walk... it seems so surreal.
He became each character he played. He was supernatural.
He was perfect.

you'll get yours yet
However big you think you are

Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

got me all emotional, this part


Rating : 8,5/10
Conrad : 10/10


  1. Anonymous29/4/09

    Heh. So glad you found this plotz-worthy.

    Regarding Mia May: In her prime she was considered one of the most beautiful actresses in German films (really). She was also the wife of Indian Tomb director Joe May and co-ran his production company. In the temple scene you can tell she's worried about whether the crew has finished constructing the next set and if the elephants will arrive in time. She's a busy woman! She doesn't have time to give herself to a golden androgynous man-god -- maybe later.

  2. It doesn't surprise me in the least that she was married to Joe May. I don't think her acting was bad, but something about her just doesn't work for me. I felt the same way about Lil Dagover.

    You know, I made my mother watch the temple scene and she c r i e d over it. She really liked May.

  3. Babou12/6/09

    I would like to thank you so much for posting all these screenshots! I am a huge fan of Conrad Veidt, and I can't have enough of his photos.

    Isn't it incredible that 66 years after his death he has still so much admirers?!!

    He was such a beautiful, sweet, tender and mysterious man, such an incredible actor and - if this wasn' yet enough - also a wonderful human being who helped others.

    I try to buy all his films available and I am happy that there is Kino who has a lot of them in its program. I hope that some of those which are considered lost today may be found some day.

  4. wooow! Conrad *.*
    Thanks for all screenshots!

  5. You are most welcome !
    I'm glad to meet a fellow admirer :D

  6. I love Conrad Veidt, i love his talent, i love his body, i love his eyes, his beautiful eyes, i love everitything in he. Thanks for this photos.


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