Movie Night! Under the Yoke

In MOVIE NIGHT I wrote about Owl & I’s proclivity for the lost films of Theda Bara.   Last night we watched UNDER THE YOKE, a film made in 1918 which is now considered lost.  In this film, Theda played Maria Valverda.

movie night in the obelisk


UNDER THE YOKE


SCENE
:  Forest, early spring.

(Gnats, infinitesimal murmuration, in a shaft of light.  )

(Cinnamon ferns, sporing.)

(MARIA upon forest floor, drowses.)

(Around her body ephemerals flower in visionary time-lapse.)

(Lured be.  Hepatica.  Bloodroot. Dicentra Cucullaria.)

INTERTITLE
LADY, LADY, BOREAL BE.
WITHOUT IS NOT THROUGH, THROUGH IS NOT TOWARDS.
LIFT UP YOUR SKIRTS!  BESTOW YOUR FAVOR.

(CLOSE-UP:  MARIA within corona of ephemerals.  Encroaching ominous bar-shaped shadow. )

(Muzzle slides under chin, nuzzles soft of throat.  Presses.)

(Lurid be.  Hepatica.  Bloodroot. Cucullaria. 

(VIEW FROM TREES: MAN stands over MARIA pressing rifle to her throat.  Their bodies at ease.  Hers, langorous, as if rising to the surface of a pond.)

INTERTITLE
BOUND HOME.  BOUND.  BY CREEPERS AND THORNS.

(CLOSE-UP: her eyes.  Ineluctable weary.)

END OF SCENE

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