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The Société Cinématographique des Auteurs et Gens de Lettres

The Société Cinématographique des Auteurs et Gens de Lettres

Chapter:
(p.23) 4 The Société Cinématographique des Auteurs et Gens de Lettres
Source:
Albert Capellani
Author(s):
Christine Leteux
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813166438.003.0005

The Société Cinématographique des Auteurs et Gens de Lettres (SCAGL) was created in early 1908 to produce prestigious literary adaptations for Pathé. Capellani, as its supervisor, was a prime mover. Films were now shown in dedicated theaters rather than fairground shows. Quality and length increased as the the public grew more spohisticated. Capellani directed the first adaptations of Daudet’s L’Arlésienne (1908), Zola’s L’Assommoir (1909), and Hugo’s Notre-Dame de Paris (1911), using famous theater and music-hall actors.

Keywords:   The Société Cinématographique des Auteurs et Gens de Lettres, Pierre Decourcelle, Eugène Gugenheim, Victor Hugo

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